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Kathy Friedman Levinson '63 

First vice president-Fund 
Isabel Gordon '42 

Second vice president ~ Homecoming 
Joanne Insley Pearre '5 7 

Third vice president -Council 
Bonnie Davis Hall '60 


Arabelle Laws Arrington '41 
Judith Finger Bradley '64 
Margaret Yorke Brizendine '69 
Irene Lundy Brown '39 
Eloise Elizabeth Clark '5 1 
Mary Janes Fisher '46 
Judith Townsend Gathn '58 
Adele Crowgey Giles '37 
Isabel Gordon '42 
Bonnie Davis Hall '60 
Mary L. Hickle '66 
Donna Henninger Henderson '61 
Michael Houston 
Kathy Friedman Levinson '63 
Olivia Wheeler McCallum '36 
Ethel Hester Nash '14 
Joanne Insley Pearre '57 
Dorothy Booth Sanders '55 
Chancellor Grellet C. Simpson 
Mary Ellen Stephenson 
Ruby Mae York Weinbrecht '48 

Liaison for Alumnae Affairs 

Michael Houston 
Assistant to the Chancellor 


Director of A lumnae Affairs 
Ann L. Perinchief 

General Secretary 
Joy S. Toombs 

Box 1315, College Station, Fredericksburg 22401 


Published 3 times a year, Oct., Feb., and April, 
by the Alumnae Association of Mary Washing- 
ton College, Fredericksburg, Va. Entered as 
Third Class Matter at the Post Office, Fred- 
ericksburg, Va. 


Vol. 21, No. 1, Winter 1969 





A Time of Change 3 

Academic Innovation at MWC 4 

The Student Voice is Changing 6 

Student Concern and the Community 8 

Acknowledgement 10 

Campus Notes 12 

MWC Alumnae in the News 14 

Spotswood Spotlight 15 

Class News 18 

Calendar of Events 33 

MWC Alumnae Association Roster 33 

Election Information 34 

PHOTO CREDITS: Robert Walker, Cover, page 3; Anne Gordon Greever, pages 6, 8. 9; Colony 
Studio, page 10; The Free Lance-Star, page 13. 


The winter edition of this publication 
marks the inauguration of a greatly ex- 
panded distrubution project which will 
hopefully bring into the family of readers 
not only the alumnae, but also the 
students at the College and the parents of 
these students. In all, some 14,000 copies 
have been mailed to all parts of the 
United States and throughout the world. 

Because of this broader reading audi- 
ence, the title of the Magazine has been 
changed from Mary Washington College 
Alumnae News to Mary Washington Col- 

lege Bulletin. The content will continue 
to deal primarily with information from 
and about the College and news from the 
Alumnae, but it is hoped that all mem- 
bers of the reading audience will be 
responsive and actively contribute if they 
so desire. 

It will be a goal of the Bulletin to 
provide an in-depth view of Mary Wash- 
ington College as a growing institution of 
higher education and to report the activi- 
ties of an expanding alumnae association. 



o o o 

Perhaps the most pervading feehng on 
American campuses in the last few years 
is that higher education is in, or entering, 
a revolutionary period during which tradi- 
tional concepts are being questioned and 
reformed or discarded. 

Mary Washington College has not been 
unaffected by this climate of change, and 
in recent years a number of innovative or 
new educational concepts have been in- 

In effecting change the various 
factions of the academic community at 
Mary Washington College have not been 
reticent, but in speaking out they have 
done so in a responsible manner, reflect- 
ing a concern for the College as a viable 

Proposed changes have not always met 
with a favorable response; others have 
been introduced, but not without dissent, 
discussion and ultimately a willingness of 
all to give the accepted change a full and 
fair chance to succeed. 

A large portion of this issue of the 
Bulletin is devoted to changes that have 
occurred, or are occurring, at Mary Wash- 
ington College within recent years - both 
within the academic community and 
within the student body. It is not an 
effort to consider every change, but more 
nearly to present some of the major 

()•- CiIANGE 



Change is an integral and necessary 
part of the educational process, and Mary 
Washington College, perhaps, is symbolic 
of this axiom. Probably more than any 
other state college or university, Mary 
Wasliington reflects the changing status 
of, and attitudes toward, education for 
women in Virginia. 

These changes have seen Mary Wash- 
ington evolve from a normal and in- 
dustrial school in 1908 to the Hberal arts 
college it is today. 

This evolutionary process did not halt 
with the achievement of liberal arts 
status, but instead became a part of it. As 
needs within the field of liberal arts for 
women have changed, reflective changes 
have been implemented at the College. 

As innovative approaches to education 
have arisen they have been given con- 
sideration by the administration and 
faculty of the College. Some have been 
rejected; some tried and rejected; and 
others accepted and adopted as a part of 
the process of education at Mary Wash- 
ington College. Other newer concepts are, 
of course, being continually evaluated. 

In this article five members of the 
faculty discuss five different academic 
innovations that have been implemented 
at Mary Washington in recent years: 
departmental honors, independent study, 
pass-fail, the five-day week, and inter- 
departmental major programs. 

The teachers were selected because of 
their close association with the adoption 
of the program they are writing about or 
because of the part they played in in- 
corperating the change into the existing 
academic structure. 

Dr. L. Clyde Carter, Professor of 
Sociology, chairman of a subcommittee 
which evaluated the honors program at 
an early date, retraces this develop- 

The Chemistry Department has con- 
ducted an independent study plan for a 
number of years and departmental chair- 
man, Dr. Lawrence A. Wishner, Professor 



of Chemistry, assesses the impact of this 

Explaining the organization and 
rationale of the pass-fail system at Mary 
Washington College is Dr. Nancy H. 
Mitchell, Associate Professor of English. 
Mrs. Mitchell was chairman of the 
Academic Excellence Committee which 
recommended the departure from the 
traditional graded system. 

Dr. George M. Van Sant was chairman 
of the ad hoc Five-Day Week Committee, 
and he explains how the committee ar- 
rived at its recommendations which were 
accepted by the faculty. 

Evaluating the progress of the inter- 
departmental major programs is Dr. 
Reginald W. Whidden, Dean of the Col- 
lege. Dr. Wliidden has witnessed the 
development of these programs to date 
and has a keen awareness of what might 
lie ahead in this area. 


Some changes and trends in the aca- 
demic life of the college are evident when 
one reviews what has been happening in 
the Honors Program of the college during 
the last decade. 

The impetus to this change came with 
a study first undertaken in 1964 by the 
Committee on Academic Excellence 
through a sub-committee on the Honors 

Program. This study was issued in the form 
of several recommendations which were 
adopted by the Faculty in the Spring of 

Several polls of the Faculty between 
1957-1964 evidenced a growing sense of 
dissatisfaction with the Honors Program. 
This was accompanied by an apparent 
lack of interest on the part of students, 
judging by the small number of applicants 
from among those students who qualified 
academically. Further, in comparison to 
total class numbers, there was a decrease 
in the percentage of students qualified to 
apply for the Honors Program. This last 
observation carried with it two relevant 
factors: (a) that our Grade Point Average 
requirement for an Honors applicant was 
found to run higher when compared with 
that of comparable colleges having a 
similar program, and (b) that by 1965 it 
had become relatively more difficult for a 
student to qualify for Honors work com- 
pared to ten years earlier because of 
tightened grade standards. 

Other considerations were that there 
was less necessity for an Honors Program 
because of the general enrichment of 
course offerings; there was a trend in 
several departments toward the develop- 
ment of DEPARTMENTAL Honors Pro- 
gram in the form of such patterns as 
independent projects, pro-seminars or 
Senior seminars; the last part of the '50's 
had seen the development of Junior and 
Senior Liberal Arts Seminars, and Small 
Dorm Seminars; and finally, the going 
forward of long range plans toward the 
estabhshment of Phi Beta Kappa, another 
avenue of recognition for overall aca- 
demic excellence. 

Having studied these problems and 
considerations, the Faculty accepted the 
recommendations of the Committee on 
Academic Excellence and committted 
themselves to the following: 

(1) To reduce slightly the Grade Point 
Average required in the major to qualify 
for Honors work, and to give the Com- 




mittee some latitude in selecting appli- 
cants who fell a bit short of these 
requirements but who showed otherwise 
mature judgment, a sense of responsi- 
bility and promise of creative ability. 

(2) Every department plan to offer a 
course or program of INDIVIDUAL 
study for those who (a) do not meet the 
requirements for the college's Honors 
Program, and (b) do not elect to apply 
for the Honors Program, but who wish to 
undertake a departmental-directed indi- 
vidual study project. 

(3) Efforts to be made to shift the 
initiative for a student's admission into 
honors candidacy or into departmental 
indiviaual study from faculty persuasive- 
ness to the student herself. Thus, it would 
become more and more the EXPECTED 
and USUAL thing that every able student 
would request the opportunity to work 
toward a successful project of her own in 
her field. 

Though to my knowledge there has 
not been a follow-up study of progress to 
date, my general knowledge and impres- 
sion is that most departments of the 
college have moved resolutely toward 
these objectives. 


The Chemistry Department's inde- 
pendent study program, listed in the 
college catalog as "Special Problems in 
Chemistry" for from one to four credits 
per semester, is an outgrowth of the 
honors program and is based on the 
premise that, even though she may not be 
qualified to carry out honors work, 
practically any above-average student is 
capable of pursuing original research. 

Like the honors program, the student 
works out a proposed research project 
with a faculty member, carries out the 
necessary literature and laboratory in- 
vestigation, and prepares a written report. 
If the results of her project turn out to be 
significant, one of the most valuable 

educational experiences associated with 
research lies in the preparation and pre- 
sentation of her work to the chemistry 
section of the Virginia Academy of 
Science at its annual meeting late in the 
spring. Since 1966, five independent 
study and honors students have presented 
their research to this body. The addi- 
tional satisfaction of seeing their papers 
printed in an international journal has 
been realized by three of them. The 
subjects of some of the projects since 
1966 include vitamin E deficiency in rats, 
iodine metabolism, carbon tetrachloride 
poisoning, complexes of cobalt, and 
structural studies using rattlesnake venom 
as a selective reagent. Five projects are 
currently in progress on subjects ranging 
from air pollution to the analysis of 
ancient coins. The development and 
intensification of research as a part of the 
chemistry curriculum has produced an 
exciting and productive environment for 
both the students and the faculty in the 
Chemistry Department. 


MWC Alumnae may recognize the "I 
wish I had taken" syndrome: when col- 
lege years are over, it is easy, in retro- 
spect, to plan a far better selection of 
courses than one actually took. One 
realizes that one really needed the science 

courses one avoided for fear of D's and 
F's: that the art course that ruined a 
semester's average subsequently provided 
years of pleasure; and that a son's interest 
in stones has made one increasingly regret 
never having tried geology. 

All too often students select their 
courses within that narrow range of sub- 
jects in which they know they can suc- 
ceed. The more intense the pressure for 
high grades, the less likely a student 
seems to be to experiment. The over- 
specialization criticized in PhD programs 
often begins in the undergraduate years. 
Consequently, MWC has joined an in- 
creasingly large number of colleges that 
are offering limited pass-fail plans which 
encourage students to use a few of their 
electives without regard to grades. 

The MWC pass-fail plan permits a 
student to enroD for one elective course 
each semester on a pass-fail basis. Limited 
to electives, the MWC plan does not 
affect the basic requirements or the major 
program. Unlike many other plans, the 
MWC plan is not restricted to those with 
a specified grade average, or to upper- 
classmen. The restriction to electives en- 
sures that only good students will benefit 
from choosing the option (students who 
are DOWN quality points need quality 
points to balance them, and P/F courses 
do not carry quality points). The number 
of first and second year students partici- 
pating is expected to be small, since their 
programs are usually filled by required 

MWC's plan, in addition to encourag- 
ing a student to experiment with new 
fields, offers a chance for the faculty and 
student body to test their answers to the 
eternal questions about the effect of 
grading systems on the educational pro- 
cess. Are grades a necessary big stick that 
makes the student study? Or are they an 
inaccurate measure which perverts the 
nature of education? MWC will watch 
closely the results of the Pass-Fail plan. 

continued on page 32 






In this era of dissent and protest the stu- 
dent voice is being heard throughout the 
nation with increasing loudness and on an 
increasing variety of subjects. This is a 
changing voice, resonate with the maturity 
made possible by an awareness of the issues 
and events, but sometimes cracking and 
faltering with immaturity reflecting the 
lack of practical experience. 

At Mary Washington College the stu- 
dent voice is also changing, sometimes 
speaking out on issues not previously 
considered in the reahn of student con- 
cern, sometimes being raised in protest, 
sometimes, — but not always — giving 
volume to the national voice, but nearly 
always with a genuine feeling for what it 
is speaking about. 

Perhaps more importantly, however, 
are the changes that are occurring on the 
College campus and the increasingly re- 
sponsible roles students are playing in the 
decision making process. 

Major changes have occurred within the 
last year in the Student Government Asso- 
ciation, making it more representative, 
more responsive and more responsible. A 
revised constitution offered a greatly re- 
vamped governmental structure in hopes of 
involving a greater number of students in 
the governmental process, making it more 
vital to the conduct of student affairs. 

As prescribed by the new constitution, 
legislative powers are delegated to a repre- 
sentative student senate, which also assum- 
ed jurisdiction for most of the SGA com- 
mittees formerly under executive control. 

The position of the SGA President has 
been more clearly defined as the chief 
executive of the Student Government 
Association and as the direct link 
between the students and the administra- 
tion of the College. Designated to assist 
the President in fulfilling the executive 
responsibihties was an Executive Cabinet 
consisting of the vice-president, judicial 
chairman, secretary, and treasurer. 

Judicial responsibilities, previously 
delegated to a judicial council, were 
delegated to residence halls and a campus 
review court was created to hear appeals 
on judicial matters. 

Also created by the new document 
was a campus residential council to pro- 
vide for coordination of residence hall 
activities and to serve as the body which 
deals directly with residential matters 
concerning all students. 

A primary objective of this new gov- 
erning document was to allow for greater 

flexibility and to promote constructive 
change. In enacting it, the students were 
seeking a means to provide an effective 
structure for the expression of their 

In an administration-fostered change 
students are now being represented on a 
number of campus-wide committees, giv- 
ing them a greater voice in the decision- 
making process. Students sat on the ad 
hoc Five-Day Week Committee and were 
instrumental in formulating its recom- 
mendations. In the view of the committee 
chairman, their participation was neces- 
sary and invaluable. 

Student members have also been ap- 
pointed to several other newly-formed 
committees concerned with the future of 
Mary Washington College. These include 
the College Affairs Committee, the sum- 

mer school committee, the Latin American 
Studies Committee and the Salvic or 
Russian Studies Committee. 

In each instance the student repre- 
sentative, or representatives, shares the 
same responsibilities delegated to other 
members; thus far they are proving to be 
an unquestioned asset to planning the 
future of the College. 

Outside of the strictly academic 
realm, students have been given more role 
in regulating their own affairs and encour- 
aged to be self-reliant. For example, 
students assumed more responsibilities in 
the residence halls this year. Under the 
new scheme, all upper class residence 
halls have been grouped into complexes 
of three units each with one head resident 
in each complex. Senior assistants are 
living in the other residence halls in the 

complex and assuming many of the duties 
of the former head residents. This pro- 
gram was begun during the 1967-68 
school session and expanded during the 
current session. 

In addition, those seniors who are in 
good academic and residential standing at 
the College and are not receiving financial 
aid in the form of scholarships and loans 
may live off-campus if they have the 
consent of their parents. Tliis year about 
fifteen seniors took advantage of this new 

The students have also assumed great- 
er responsibility in determing the rules 
and standards of student conduct. In 
some instances, such as in the dress code 
and residence hall hours, there have been 
major changes. 

In the conduct of academic affairs. 
the students are also speaking out in a 
constructive manner. For several years 
students have evaluated faculty members 
who desired such an evaluation. This year 
a publication was prepared by two stu- 
dents which attempted to evaluate fur- 
ther the curriculum at Mary Washington 

As explained by the originators of this 
project, the primary purpose was to 
provide an evaluative course guide by and 
for students - as well as the faculty. Each 
course evaluated was done so on the basis 
of content and form and was not speci- 
fically a teacher evaluation. A similar 
undertaking for the next school session 
has received Student Government As- 
sociation approval, but will not be pro- 
mulgated as an official publication. 

Another recent innovation initiated 
by the students has been the "free uni- 
versity." This was student organized and 
implemented last year and was moderate- 
ly successful. Enthusiasm has lessened 
during the current school session, but it is 
a continuing project. 

The purpose of the "free university" 
is to supplement the formal classroom 
work being offered at the college, and the 
key to its success is interest. If there are 
enough students interested in a specific 
field in which no formal work is offered 
and there is a faculty member or other 
individual willing and capable of teaching 
the subject, it can be incorporated into 
the "free university." Last year there 
were about a dozen such courses, ranging 
in scope from "Understanding Modern 
Art" to "Objectivist Ethics." 



. . . and the community 

Student concern in the local community has become a tra- 
dition at Mary Washington College and students this year are 
maintaining this interest in giving others a helping hand. 

Projects, thus far, have ranged from aiding in a nearby 
Head Start Program for pre-school children to campaigning for 
rehef to Biafra. One undertaking this year is a joint student- 
faculty tutoring program for students in need of such assistance 
at a local high school. 

At Christmas a campus-wide project, "Helping Hand," was 
initiated in which each residence hall "adopted" a family and 
helped to provide them with needed clothing, food, and gifts 
for the children. 

Other students, on an individual basis, have been helping 
out at "Opportunities UnHmited," a sheltered workshop which 
helps train the handicapped. 

Pictures on these pages were taken at a few of the many 
community projects in which students have taken an active 




In the course of a dozen years I have 
spent many happy, stimulating, and fruit- 
ful social and hardworking hours in the 
And in the preparation of this brief 
article I have poignantly relived and 
rethought some of those hours. But a new 
dimension has been added; for through 
the written word of a number of her 
former students and other friends who 
responded to my request for help, and in 
conversation with some current students 
and faculty and staff colleagues, I have 
been privileged to share a few of their 
recollections and sense of appreciation. 
This then is "Our Acknowledgment," the 
voice of some far in time and distance 

and of others near at hand, but all of one 
mind and heart. 

Mrs. Irby was essentially both teacher 
and friend whether in the classroom, the 
residence hall, the counselling interview, 
the committee session, the staff meeting, 
or in her own hospitable home and the 
wider community. Associate Professor of 
History and Faculty Resident of Russell 
Hall for the last three years, she began her 
thirteenth year at Mary Washington Col- 
lege last September with the willingness 
to undertake changing responsibilities 
that characterized her hfe among us as 
that of an able colleague and dedicated, 
loyal worker. As the sunlight cast its 
gentle benediction during the Blackstone 

graveside service on October twenty- 
second, those of all ages and stations in 
Hfe, students, alumnae, professional and 
administrative and staff colleagues, and 
other new and long-standing triends of 
the local community by their presence 
gave mute but grateful and sorrowing 
testimony to the richness of Mrs. Irby's 
varied service. Better than many of her 
own age group she could bridge the 
generation and geographical gap and put 
people at their ease, to smooth the way 
for sharing in the improvement of the 
quality and enjoyment of the life in 
which she had a real part. 

A native of Alabama, Mrs. Irby took 
undergraduate and graduate work in Ten- 



nessee, taught in Kentucky and Virginia, 
making her home in the Old Dominion 
for the last forty years after her marriage 
to Dr. Henry C. Irby, a Blackstone 
dentist. As wife, Mother, and grand- 
mother and then in the return to the 
formal classroom she unflinchingly and 
graciously made the adjustments life re- 
quired of her, always insisting that the 
credit for accomplishment be given to 
others whom she constantly encouraged. 
As tolerant of other people's faults 
and mistakes as she was aware of her 
own, she led students to the threshold of 
their own minds, never giving them the 
answer but helping them to find one, not 
offering rebuke for a timid suggestion but 
rather praise and compliment. The gift 
was hers of calHng forth the best in each 
individual. By a high level of critical 
inquiry and concern she "demanded" the 
intimate involvement of students in the 
classroom and the library, refusing to 
accept complacency, inspiring participa- 
tion, respecting scholarship, and requiring 
excellence. Long and arduous hours on 
her part were spent in meticulous pre- 
paration for a lecture, a discussion, in the 
careful reading of and extensive written 
comments on tests and other papers. Mrs. 
Irby helped to strengthen and refine our 
academic community; she lent dignity 
and deeper meaning to various aspects of 

the residential program. At great cost to 
herself, yet also with great satisfactions, 
she was unstintingly available to students 
in her classes, to faculty committees, to 
academic advisees, to organizations such 
as Mortar Board and functions such as the 
Student Government Leadership Confer- 
ence, to faculty and staff associates, and 
to a long stream of students who sought 
her listening ear officially and personally 
at all hours of the day and niglit, in her 
Monroe office and in the living quarters 
of a succession of four different resi- 
dential buildings-Mason, Framar, Trench 
Hill, and Russell Hall. 

Using her well manicured and utterly 
feminine hands for expression and ela- 
boration, she emphasized the spirit of 
history, of freedom, and of responsibility, 
and lived what she professed — belief in 
the democratic process where the 
majority rules and the opinions of the 
minority are Hstened to with respect and 
courtesy. Harking back often to the 
fourfold Purpose of the College and to 
the summons of the Chancellor "to be 
obedient to the unenforceable," Mrs. Irby 
minimized her own efforts and sought 
rather to impress on others the value of 
their own contributions. Wliether inter- 
viewing for Senior Assistants, assisting in 
the training program for Residence Hall 
Student Aides, or listening carefully at a 

student "sound-off," she believed pro- 
foundly in and worked with contagious 
enthusiasm toward the evolutionary pro- 
cess and the synthesizing of learning and 
living. A lively conversationalist on mat- 
ters of lasting and passing interest, she 
was an avid reader, one with imaginative 
talent to guide others and a cautious 
openess to new ideas. She urged young 
women, and their young men, when 
facing a problem to submerge themselves 
in books, counselling that "when you 
come up for air, the problem will be 
solved or you will have learned how to 
handle it." 

It is a fitting tribute, therefore, that a 
Memorial Fund has been established in 
the name of Myra Larimore Irby. A 
modest, vital, intelligent, restless, alert, 
zestful, and concerned person, both rea- 
sonable and reasoning, forever giving and 
forgiving, Mrs. Irby was an individual who 
helped us all to look beyond the surface 
to discover the deeper significance of 
study and of action. "A teacher," wrote 
Henry Brooks Adams, "affects eternity; 
he can never tell where his influence 

Margaret Hargrove 
Professor of Classics 
and Dean of Students 


Persons wishing to contribute to the Mem- 
orial Fund established in the name of Myra 
Larimore Irby may send contributions to Mr. 
Edward V. AUison, Jr., Business Manager of 
the College. Decision as to the utilization of 
the fund will be made by Chancellor Simpson 
in consultation with her former colleagues 
and with Mrs. Irby's son and daughter. 




Passage of the $67 inillion Higher 
Education Bond Issue in Virginia last 
November has meant the allocation of 
$532,000 to Mary Washington College, 
clearing the way for a number of needed 

The major items covered by the half- 
milhon dollar allocation are the construc- 
tion of a laundry and maintenance build- 
ing ($280,000), and a botanical green- 
house ($40,000), and the installation of 
an elevator in George Washington Hall, 
which houses the administrative offices. 

Initial work on all three of these 
projects has gotten underway with the 
employment of a local architect, H. C. 
Johnson, to provide plans and specifica- 
tions. It is anticipated that a call for bids 
on two of the undertakings — the green- 
house and elevator — will be extended in 

Plans call for the greenhouse, which 
will be used solely as part of the academic 
program, to be attached to the South end 
of Combs Science HaU, where it can 
receive maximum utihzation by classes. It 
will be a one-story structure approxi- 
mately 20' X 60' in size. The existing 
greenhouse, wliich is not used in the 
academic program, is located on top of 
the present laundry and maintenance 
building which has been declared unsafe 
and is scheduled for demolition. 

The installation of an elevator in 
George Washington Hall will provide 
needed space for administrative offices on 
the third floor of the building. Some of 
the academic classrooms and offices on 
the third floor will be shifted to other 
academic buildings. 


A. Isabel Gordon '42, secretary of the 
Placement Bureau at Mary Washington 
College and first vice president of the 
Alumnae Association, was elected a col- 
lege board member of the Southern Col- 
lege Placement Association at that organi- 
zation's annual meeting in December. 

As a college board member. Miss 
Gordon will represent the colleges which 
belong to the association. Other board 
members represent business, industry and 

During the past year. Miss Gordon has 
served as the Southern Regional corres- 
pondent to "Placement Perspective," the 
College Placement Council's pubhcation, 
and she has served on the Southern 
Association's new members committee. 
• • • • 


Mary Washington College will be the 
site of the 1969 meeting of the Virginia 
Academy of Science to be held May 7-10. 

Faculty organizers estimate that close 
to 1,200 persons will visit the campus to 
participate in the four-day affair. The 
program at Mary Washington College will 
include technical sessions of the various 
sections and the annual Junior Academy 
of Science meeting. 

The Virginia Academy of Science is an 
organization devoted to the advancement 
of science in Virginia. Its membership 
includes scientists of the various dis- 
ciphnes and others interested in science. 


Mary Washington College has pur- 
chased a parcel of land and small building 
adjacent to the Sunken Road entrance to 
the College from W. E. Biscoe. 

The College, which previously leased 
the site and used the building for storage, 
will continue to use the property for this 

The purchase price of the two lots 
situated at the intersection of Monroe 
Street and Sunken Road, across from 
Betty Lev^s Residence Hall, was $17,300. 

• • • • 


A Mary Washington College faculty 
committee which founded The Rev. Mar- 

tin Luther King Memorial Fund has pre- 
sented a check for $2,500 to the College 
for scholarship use. 

The College will make the first scho- 
larship award next fall to a girl, of any 
race, who meets the College entrance 
requirements, but would not be able to 
attend Mary Washington without 
financial help. The recipient will receive 
$500 each year for her first two years. 

The scholarship fund drive began after 
King's assassination last April 4, and is 
designed to keep alive the spirit of King's 
work and to create a better distribution 
of racial and economic groups on the 

The anniversary of King's assassina- 
tion this year v^ll mark the beginning of 
an annual drive to raise money for the 
fund. It is hoped that $500 can be raised 
each year. 

Persons wishing to contribute to the 
fund may do so by mailing their contribu- 
tions to the Dr. Martin Luther King 
Memorial Scholarship Fund, Box 1233, 
College Station, Fredericksburg. 


A new introductory course in digital 
computors will be offered at Mary Wash- 
ington College during the second semester 
of the 1968-69 session. 

Teaching the one-credit hour course 
will be Dr. Richard E. Grove, Professor of 
Computor Science at Randolph-Macon 
College in Ashland. 

Dr. Grove explained that the course 
will be designed to famiharize participat- 
ing students with computors and teach 
them the use of computors as tools in 
other academic fields. 

The course will utilize the IBM 1800 
computor at Randolph-Macon College. 
The nearby men's college has been using 
the computor for instructional purposes 
for the past six years and last year initiat- 
ed a degree program in computor science, 
which will graduate its first majors in 
four years. 

A graduate of Randolph-Macon Col- 
lege, Dr. Grove holds an M.A. degree in 
physics from the Johns Hopkins Univer- 
sity and a Ph.D. degree in physics from 
Syracuse University. He has been a mem- 
ber of the Randolph-Macon faculty since 
1953, serving as Professor of Physics be- 
fore he was designated the college's first 
Professor of Computor Science last year. 




Mary Washington College's newest 
facility, C. O'Conor Goolrick physical 
education building, is scheduled for com- 
pletion this spring and will be a welcome 
addition to the campus. 

Located at the north end of the 
campus between the Fine Arts Center and 
the U. S. 1 Bypass, Goolrick Hall will 
provide for a number of new activities 
and will accommodate activities which 
now occupy Ann Carter Lee Hall and 
Monroe Hall. 

The buildings four levels will contaiiT a 
natatorium with a 75-foot swimming 
pool, a gymnasium and an auxiliary gym, 
a handball court, dance studios, sun 
decks, an exercise room, and classrooms 
and offices. 

Cost of the building, which was de- 
signed by Wriglit, Jones and Wilkerson of 
Richmond, will run about $1.7 million 
when completed. 

It is named in honor of C. O'Conor 
Goolrick, a Fredericksburg attorney who 
was legislative founder of the College. 


Dr. Edward Alvey, Jr., former Dean of 
Mary Washington College, has been 
named to write an official history of the 

Dr. Alvey, currently a Professor of 
Education at the College, was appointed 

to the task upon the recommendation of 
the College Chancellor Grellet C. Simpson 
to the Mary Washington Committee of 
the University of Virginia Board of 
Visitors last week. 

A member of the Mary Washington 
College staff and faculty since 1934, Dr. 
Alvey will begin the project as soon as 
possible. In addition, he will undertake 
the compilation and cataloguing of docu- 
ments pertinent to the history of the 

Dr. Alvey served as Dean of the 
College for 33 years, retiring from the 
administrative position in 1967. Since 
that time he has continued to serve the 

Dr. Alvey has stated that this will be a 
liistory of people as well as of an institu- 
tion. For that reason, he is eager to have 
from the alumnae reminiscences of stu- 
dent life at the College in former years; 
anecdotes about professors and staff mem- 
bers; descriptions of interesting events 
that occurred; and, in general, items of 
human interest that will enliven tliis pro- 
file of an institution. 



DR. EMELIA-LOUISE KILBY '44 has been appointed Di- 
rector of Physical Education for Women at The American 
University of Beirut in Lebanon. 

A native of Hartford, Conn., Dr. Kilby received a B.S. degree 
in physical education from Mary Washington College before 
receiving her doctorate from the University of Washington in 

She is on leave of absence from Western Washington State 
College in Bellingham, Wash., where she has taught since receiving 
her doctorate. She is the daughter of Mrs. Charles C. Kilby and 
the late Mr. KUby of Newington, Connecticut. 

SHARON LLOYD BURKE '68 was named valedictorian of her 
class at Pan American World Airways Stewardess College in 
Miami, Fla., and is now flying around the world with the 
international airlines. 

Based in New York City, she is serving aboard Jet Clipper 
flights across the Atlantic to Europe, Africa, the Middle East and 
on to circle the globe. 

A native of Atlanta, Ga., Miss Burke received a B.A. in English 
from Mary Washington College. Wliile attending the College, she 
was a member of the Dance Company, Junior Terrapin Club and 
Student Education Association. 

HELEN PATRICIA BRADFORD '68 was among 47 young 
men and women who left the United States in 1968 to begin 
three years of United Methodist missionary service overseas. 

A native of Alexandria, Miss Bradford is in Brazil where she is 
working in the field of general education. 

She received a B.A. degree in Spanish from Mary Washington 
College and attended the University of Wisconsin where she 
studied Portuguese. While attending Mary Washington, she was 
active in the Spanish Club, Spanish House, Wesley Foundation 
and the Virginia Methodist Student Movement. 

ETHEL JOAN ARMSTRONG '63 was named to the United 
States Reserve Field Hockey Team, following the national 
tournament held in Glassboro State College, N.J., in November. A 
native of Lancaster, Pa., Miss Armstrong was an active participant 
in field hockey and other sports while a student at Mary 
Washington College. Since graduating she has been a member of 
the Washington Club team and has previously been named to the 
Southeast Regional first team. She and her twin sister, Edna '63, 
are residing in the District of Columbia and recently opened a 
home furnishing shop in Georgetown, Armstrong Interiors on M 





Hi Everyone - 

Happy '69 to you all and to your families! I 
hope you had a wonderful hohday. 

I want to thank the many alumnae who 
took the time and interest to write personal 
notes of good wishes for this year's Fund Drive. 
They were all most enthusiastic and encourag- 
ing. We are sincerely grateful. 

As I promised in the Fall issue, THIS issue 
of the ALUMNAE NEWS will bring the initial 
report from the Board of Directors. Here it is - 
. . .The goal for the Fund Drive is $60,000 and 
the proceeds will help estabhsh several Funds: a 
Freshman Scholarship Fund; a Chancellor's 
Fund to be used for graduate study, such as 
currently set up; a Distinguished Teaching 
Award, to be presented annually. Contributors 
of large amounts will be acknowledged as 
follows: $5000 - Honor Roll; $1000 - Chan- 
ceUor's Club; $500 - MWC Citizen's Club; 
$100 - Century Club. 

. . .A Handbook, for Chapter use, will be 
ready for distribution in January. A class in 
graphic art, under the supervision of Mr. Gene 
Chu, instructor in art, has provided the charm- 
ing illustrations. 

. . .Organizational meetings have been plan- 
ned for two chapters, one in Rochester, N. Y. 
and one in Southern Calif. 

. . .Judy Finger Bradley, chairman of the 
Student-Alumnae Committee, reported that 
coffee will again be served to students and 
faculty during the January exam period. Plans 
are also being made for a Valentine Bridge 
party for students in February, at which time 
the committee will be assisted by the Freder- 
icksburg Chapter. Judy also anticipates that 
"Alumnae Annie" will again come to life in the 
columns of the Bullet. 

. . .Thanks to the efforts of Adele Crowgey 
Giles and her Personnel Replacement Commit- 
tee, Ann Louise Perinchief '67 will become 
fuU-time Executive Secretary on January 2, 
1969. Helping Ann in the office will be Mrs. 
Delma Toombs, office secretary. 

. . .So far this year two Quest XX policies 
have been sold, making a total of $49,000 

. . .In accordance with action taken by the 
Board of Directors at the June meeting, that 
engraved Revere bowls be presented to outgo- 
ing presidents in recognition of their services to 
the Association, retroactive to the reorganiza- 
tion of the Association in 1961, bowls were 
sent to Jane Howard Patrick, Peggy Kelley 




Reinburg, and Adele Crowgey Giles. 

. . .Action was taken by the Board to rent 
the garage apartment on the Spotswood prop- 
erty from the College for an additional $25.00 
per month. 

. . .After careful consideration of all the 
advantages, the Board authorized a full mem- 
bership in the American Alumni Council, re- 
placing the minimal membership. 

. . .To be consistent with the policy of other 
alumnae-alumni associations, the title of Execu- 
tive Secretary was changed to Director of 
Alumnae Affairs. 

If at any time you have questions, or 
contributions, regarding the Board meetings, 1 
wish you would feel free to write to me, care of 
Spotswood Alumnae House. This is YOUR 
Board and we are elected to serve in your best 
interest as well as in the interest of our College. 

I know that -all of you will join me in 
wishing Marion Croushore, (Mrs. James) all the 
best of everything as she retires from her very 
busy duties as Acting Executive Secretary of 
the Alumnae Association. Mrs. "C" has given us 
two very wonderful years of outstanding ser- 
vice: usually working overtime, often doing the 
work of 3 or 4 people, and always there when 
we needed her. Although she is not a graduate 
of MWC, she is none the less as much a part of 
MWC as each of us and we are proud to call her 
an "alumna!" 


We have news from HERMINE LOUISE 
GROSS Fox '56 that preliminary plans for the 
formation of the Southern California Chapter 
of the Alumnae Association are being prepared 
under the leadership of its acting President, 
SUSAN RUTAN Joehnk '63 of LaJoUa. 

Her staff of acting officers include: Vice 
President, JUDI SMITH Hermanson '56; Secre- 
tary, BARBARA BOOTH Wilhelm '63; Trea- 
surer, CORENNE SLATER Gray '56. 

Sue has sent out letters to all gals for whom 
she has addresses in this area. If you are 
presently living in Southern Calif, or are moving 
to the area, and you haven't been contacted, 
please let Susan know you are interested by 
calling or writing to her at: Mrs. Karsten 
Joehnk, 7210 Country Club Drive, LaJolla, 
CaUf. 93037. Phone: area code 714; 454-1807. 
Members welcome! 

An organizational luncheon will be held 
January 18, 1969 at 1 1:00 a.m. at The Islandia 
in Mission Bay, San Diego. 


The Reed and Barton Silver Collection, 
given to the Mary Washington College Alumnae 
Association by the Home Economics Club at 
the College, was completed in December with 
the presentation of a custommade silver service 
by Mrs. Mildred C. Jamison, faculty advisor to 
the club. 

Included in the service were coffee and tea 
pots, a cream pitcher, a sugar bowl and a tray. 
They are part of a fifteen piece collection 
which the members of the Home Economics 
Club voted to give to the Association with the 
discontinuance of the degree of Bachelor of 
Science in Home Economics in June, 1968, and 
the disbanding of the club. 

The other pieces of the collection were 
presented to the Association by the club's final 
President, Judy Boyce, in a presentation at the 
60th Anniversary Birthday Party in last year's 
homecoming activities. These included four 
sandwich trays, a pair of candelabrum, a center- 
piece, and a punch bowl, ladle and tray. 

The club earned the entire collection by 
conducting an annual opinion poll Oi'" campus 
for the company from 1960 to 1968. 


BALTIMORE: There are a number of fresh 
faces in the Baltimore Chapter this season, both 
recent graduates and new residents of the 
greater Baltimore area. 

Our September luncheon honoring MWC 
freshmen and cunent students was attended by 
12 incoming freshmen, plus upper classmen and 
alumnae; altogether, there were 28 congenial 



For our tour of the Maryland Historical 
Society on November 9, we were fortunate to 
have as guide the Museum's Registrar, Mrs. 
Virginia Swarm. She happens also to be the 
mother of a former MWC girl and, for that 
reason, seemed to take a special interest in our 
group. After a fine tour we adjourned for 
luncheon at the Stafford Hotel. 

DELAWARE: On Sunday afternoon, Sept. 
8, a Tea was held for the incoming freshmen, 
their mothers, and returning students of MWC. 
Several alumnae came also to BARBARA UP- 
SON Gravely's ('61) lovely home for what was 
felt to be a very successful venture, particularly 
for the freshmen. 

On Saturday, November 23, a luncheon was 
held, followed by a very delightful presentation 
of making Christmas decorations. 

Future plans for the year include: an invita- 
tion to a cocktail party at the Lafayette Hill, 
Pa. home of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Cross, on 
Sunday afternoon, Dec. 8, with the Philadel- 
phia Club. Mr. Cross is on the MWC Committee 
of the Board of Visitors of UVa. There will also 
be a Pot-Luck Supper in Jan. or Feb.; a trip to 
Winterthur Museum; and our joint luncheon in 
the Spring with the Philadelphia Club. 

EASTERN SHORE: The Eastern Shore 
Chapter of the MWC Alumnae Association had 
an enjoyable afternoon "Pool Party" at the 
home of MARGE LODGE Copes '32, Davis 
Wharf, on Sat., Sept. 7. Approximately 30 
representatives of classes of the past 40 years 
were present. A delicious covered dish luncheon 
preceded a brief business meeting at which 
EFFIE BERRY Fuqua '17 of Cape Charles was 
elected president and INA TAYLOR Powell '16 
of Cape Charles, Director for the coming year. 
After the business meeting, a scenic boat trip 
on Accakonnock Creek was enjoyed by the 

All present heartily agreed that this should 
be an annual eveqt and plans were made for this 
as well as a mid-season dinner with husbands or 
friends included. 

It is hoped that other alumnae who were 
not present on this date will join the Chapter at 
the next planned event. All who are interested 
in supporting the local Chapter may send name, 
class year, and a $2.00 donation to Mrs. P. D. 
Copes, Davis Wharf; Mrs. T. N. Richardson, 
Washapreaque; Mrs. Harry Fuqua, Cape Charles. 


In The 


In This Issue 
For details see page 34 

NORTHERN VIRGINIA: This year got off 
to a good start with a successful tea for entering 
freshmen and a theatre party in November at 
Shady Grove, shared with the Maryland-Subur- 
ban Chapter. Now we are looking forward to 
meeting Ann Perinchief, the new Director of 
Alumnae Affairs, at the Feb. 15 luncheon at the 
Inn of the Eight Immortals. 

RALEIGH: An Alumnae Luncheon was 
held at the North Carohna State Faculty Club 
in October. At that time plans were made for 
the Annual Spring Dinner meeting, with a guest 
speaker from the College. This event will be at 
the Plantation Inn, Raleigh on Apr. 16. All 
alumnae, husbands or escorts, in the area are 
invited to attend. 

On Dec. 28 there was an afternoon tea at 
the home of BARBARA RUDD Blum '47 to 
honor Miss Leigh Breeden, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. William R. Breeden. Leigh is now a student 
at Mary Washington. 

Officers of the Chapter for 1968-69 are 
FRANCES WILLS Stevens '43, President; VIR- 
GINIA CATHELL Unstead '27, Vice President; 
NANCY HANEL Webb '54, Secretary-Treas. 
Committee chairmen are GRACE PENDLE- 
TON Garriss '29, Nominating; FLORENCE 
LAWRENCE WUliamson '57, Telephone; 
RUTH HURLEY Nicholson '45, Publicity. 

RICHMOND: The theatre party held at the 
Barksdale Theatre on Oct. 23 under the chair- 
manship of JEAN KLIX Hazelwood '64 was a 
real success as everyone had a marvelous time. 
The next event planned by our Chapter is a 
Sunday afternoon tea in honor of Dr. and Mrs. 
Grellet C. Simpson on Feb. 16, 1969. The 
chairman of the tea is JANA PRIVETT '67. 

ROANOKE VALLEY: Freshmen and their 
mothers were guests of honor at a reception in 
Sept. DONNA HENNINGER Henderson '61 is 
President. REBECCA STRATTON Thomas '39, 
as Vice President, is working on program plans 
for the year. 

meeting was in the form of tea for the 
entering freshmen from the Metropohtan New 
York area. It seemed that we had a larger group 
than ever to whom to extend invitations and it 
turned out to be a very pleasant occasion. 
There were 41 guests, including 11 freshmen, 
their mothers, and alumnae from Westchester 
and Connecticut. An informal talk was given by 
three undergraduates presently active in student 
affairs at the College: Christina Kormanski, 
Mary Bradley, and Mary Rozanski spoke on the 
various aspects of college life and answered 
perrinent questions. BARBARA CUNEO Olsen 
'59 presented a Book Scholarship to Marian 
Vagt of Naugatuck, Conn. In presenting the 
award, Mrs. Olsen stated that this was the 
Club's first endeavor of this nature and express- 
ed the hope of continuing it in the future. 

Plans were made for the coming Scholarship 
Gift Bazaar, sponsored by the Council of 
Women's College Clubs in Westchester. Mary 
Washington sold dried flowers and Christmas 
ornaments designed by KATHY McALENNEY 
Lazo '62. CYNTHIA HAPKE Biogiotti '58 was 
the Bazaar Chairman. 


June 6, 7, and 8 


'55 - LINDA JOHNSON to Tay Coyle Malts- 
berger, in San Antonia, Texas, Nov. 2. 

ward Hooper Eckfeldt, III, Sept. 28. 

Peter Champ, July 26. 

Walter Smith, Nov. 30. 

Daniel Stephen Keck, Aug. 10. 
LOUISE SIMMONS to Fritz Geisner, in 
Colombo, Ceylon, July 25. 

Thomas Tompkins, III, June 15. 
ward Bader, Aug. 10. 
DIANE MARSTON to Benjamin Lynch, 
in Portsmouth, Nov. 30. 
chael John McKinstry, June 18. 

'66 - LOIS EDWINA RUCKER to Samuel Jack 
Scott Jr., Aug. 24. 

Patmore Peters, Nov. 23. 
MARCIA JO HILEMAN to Terence Ward 
Clark, Sept. 28. 

Davis Holden, Sept. 7. They will Uve in 
Va. Beach until June and then move to 
Columbus, Ohio upon Mike's release from 
the Navy. 

Hanushek, Aug. 17. 

'68 - LYNDA BADRAN to Lt. John P. Hunt, 
III, Oct. 5. 

land Capone, Dec. 28. 
SUSAN BLOSSER to Richard Wight, 
Dec. 21. 

SUSAN BOTTIMORE to Milton Martin, 
June 15. 

JUDY BOYCE to Richard Bray, July 20. 
Barnes, Jan. 25. 

SUSAN CONOVER to Charles G. Pres- 
ton, Oct. 5. 

Forester, June 6 in D. C. They are now 
living in Arlington. 

BARBARA HARDY to Lt. John Coon, 
Aug. 3. 



TERRY HUTTO to Paul PhiUips, Dec. 

ANN SUSAN JONES to Philip Wayne 
Smith, June 22. They are living in Wood- 
bridge while Phil is stationed at Quantico. 
KATHRYN LaCAS to Charles N. Bishop 
Jr., a VMI graduate, July 28. They live in 
Lexington where he attends W & L Law 

BARBARA LAINE to Donald Robertson, 
Aug. 24. 

can Baker Howe, Aug. 10. 
PAULA PARKER to Robert Horton, 
Oct. 5. 

SANDRA PHELPS to William Hammond, 
June 22. 

BARBARA JEAN RAY to Ens. Ronald 
C. Berning, June 8. 

PATRICIA DALE REA to Gary Marshall 
Sullivan Jr., Aug. 13. JANE BRADLEY 
was an attendant. 

HAZEL ROTHFELD to Harvey Gold- 
man, June 16. 

MAVERET STAPLES to John Buenfil, 
Oct. 26. 

SHEILA WANDS to Joshua Hutchins 
Cockey Jr., June 22. 

BARBARA ZIESES to Douglas Pickering, 
Aug. 10. 
Stephen Justin Beaudry, at Ft. Carlson, 
Sept. 21. 

• • • • 


'50 - BETTY JEAN LYLE Dunbar, a son. 

'56 - EMILIE CARLIN Swartz, first child, a 

daughter, Lynn, Nov. 

JOAN FLETEMEYER Moyer, second 

child, a daughter, Nancy Joan, in Manila, 

May 22. 

BARBARA HOLLAND Salisbury, third 

child, second caughter, Feb. 

"BETH" POTEET Pollard, fourth child, 


JUDITH SMITH Hermanson, second 

child, a son, David Peter II, Dec. 2. 
'57 - LIBBY FIELD Erwin, second son, Thom- 
as Field, April. 

BETTY RHODES O'DonneU, third chUd, 

a daughter, Megan Patricia, June. 
'58 - ANNE McINTOSH Harris, a son, William 

Robert, Aug. 25. He has four sisters! 

MARY LOU MORRIS Wolsey, twins, 

Roger Wayne and Carole Louise, Aug. 13. 

JULIA WALLACE Boyd, a second daugh- 
ter, Barbara, June 22. 
'59 SHELLY COHEN Mand, first chUd, a 

son, Gregory Sutton, Oct. 29. 
'60 - ELAINE ALLSBROOK Nix, third child, 

a daughter, Amy Carol, Feb. 26. 

LOIS AYLOR Lohr, a daughter, Karen 

Eileen, Apr. 25. 
'61 -JOYCE GANN Rush, third daughter, 

Alice Diane, Aug. 23. 

ANNE HILGARTNER Bruckner, a son, 

John Hilgartner, Aug. 13. 

MARIA RAHOLA Endries, second son, 

Michael Francis, Sept. 5. 

SUSAN WILSON Boling, third chUd, first 

daughter, Christina. Her boys are 5 and 2 

'62 - JOAN AKERS Rothgeb, a son, Edward 

Lee II, Oct. 21. 

SUSAN WHICHARD Cliatt, third child, 

first daughter, Karen Elizabeth, Oct. 29. 

helm, second child, first son, Mark Rob- 
ert, Aug. 12. 

SHEILA HOLT Wahl, a daughter, Kimb- 

erly Elaine, Oct. 20. 

SYLVIA PUCKETTE Adkins, a son, Jan. 



daughter. Amy Beth, Apr. 

'64 - PAM AMES Mueller, a daughter, Heidi 

Lee, Aug. 1967. 

PAT HURSTON Pearlstein, a daughter, 

Laura Sue, Aug. 1967. 
'65 - OPHELIA BAKER Crowley, a daughter, 

Jennifer Lynn, summer 1968. 


son, James Luther Jr., Sept. 5. 

CAROLYN KENNETT Barry, second 

child, a son, Christopher David, Aug. 4. 

CAROLE TURNER Floyd, a son, Charles 

Jr., Jan. 29. 
'66 - JOAN PIATNITZA Elhs, a son, Michael 

Scott, June 28. 
'67 - LINDA TODD Puller, a son, Lewis III, 

Nov. 22. 

• • • • 


'17 - O.T. Biddle, husband of ANNIE JAMES 
Biddle, spring of 1968. 

'19 - MATTIE FRAZER Hines, of Spotsyl- 
vania County. 

'20 - JESSIE BOULDIN Paul, Sept. 1968. 

of Nassawadox, March 26. 

'33 - Mrs. Agnes Harley, of Brunswick, Md., 
Feb. 5, 1940. 

'34 - Bryan Scott, husband of MARIE RE- 
VELL Scott, at Bloxom, June 21. 

'35 - LEOTA CAMILLE SCALES, Fredericks- 

Schwark, of Newport News, Sept. 1968. 

'54 -^ ELIZABETH GROVE Dieball, April 14. 
She is survived by her husband and Eric, 
3, and Kristin, 1. 

'61 PATRICIA FRANCIS, in Norfolk, July 

LUCY KENNEDY Boyle (Mrs. Wal- 
lace H.) 
Ice Pond Road 
Mineral, 23117 

(Mrs. Samuel D.) 
Dunnsville, 22454 

I am in good health once again which makes 
life more enjoyable. I have not had much 
information about the other members of the 
Class, outside of an occasional phone talk with 

You will note in the fall issue of the 
ALUMNAE NEWS that we are only credited 
with three contributors to the Alumnae Fund. 
Actually, we had two others which came in 
after the deadline of April 30th, so that we 
should have been at the top even though we did 
not get credit. I hope that we get credit for 
these for the coming year. 

I have had nice letters from LOTTIE 
Both are in good health and busy like every one 

ISABEL WILLIS Rowe, along with other 
activities, took part in the Richmond Holiday 
Flower Show and was attractively pictured in 
the papers. 


I have been spending my summer months at 
Riveredge and the cold months at the Jefferson 
Hotel in Richmond. My health is good and I am 
enjoying meeting old friends and being with my 

TRIBLE are well and are getting a lot out of 

FANNIE TYREE Kennedy is still in the 
Louisa Medical Center. Fannie was one of the 
contributors to the Alumnae Fund who did not 
get counted because of the deadhne. 

I haven't heard from MARY CHESLEY 
Rowe since the last Homecoming. We have no 
news of ORA GREEN Tiller, ANNE NICHO- 
BETH BILLINGSLEY Lewis, and hope we will 
hear from them before the next adition of the 
ALUMNAE NEWS: Does anyone know Winnie 
Walker's address? 

All of you have received a letter from Kathy 
Levinson asking for donations to the Alumnae 
Fund. If you have not already donated, why 
not dig this letter out and drop a donation in it 
and send it on its way. This time, we want to be 
SURE to be tops percentage-wise in class 
participation. And, remember, you do not have 
much time left before the deadline. 

Let's start thinking about the 1969 Home- 
coming and making plans to attend this year! 




RUTH CARTER VeUines (Mrs. R. 


31enco Road, Box 59B 

Glen AUen, 23060 

It's news time, but I do not have very much 
to relate. 

An interesting news clipping from the 
ASHEVILLE TIMES describes the life of GAY 
WILSON Currie and Dr. Currie, who served as 
missionaries to China before the communists 
took over the country. The Curries celebrated 
their 50 years of marriage June 19, 1968. They 
make their home at Montreal, N.C. I remember 
working with her in the YMCA. She was a fine 
girl and an ardent worker. 

SARAH GOULDMAN McAllister writes 
that granddaughter, Karen Tuel, is living with 
her this year and attending a University in 
Washington, D.C. A letter from ELSIE WOOD 
Rice says that Sarah keeps well, but is unable to 
travel around much. Elsie keeps well and is 
happy in her work. The terrible loss of the feed 
store by fire this summer has not dampened the 
spirit of Elsie or the owner. 

MARGARET SAYRE Ransone's sister from 
Chicago visited her during the summer. Mar- 
garet and she were guests of their brother and 
family at Colonial Beach during June. Margaret 
continues her visits to the sick and bereaved. A 
recent letter from Margaret in which she speaks 
of keeping in touch with BEULAH DETWILER 
Anderson's son. Bill, at Langley Field. Bill is 
having to retire from the Air Force because of 
heart trouble. 

ALICE WARREN Twiddy reports a great 
time for her and her husband at Homecoming 
and is looking forward to 1969. Their daughters 
visited them in June. She had a hospital 
experience later in the summer and went to her 
parents' home for recuperation. While visiting 
in Bluefield, she went to Richlands to see 
MANNIE TORBERT Kelly, but she was away 
from home. Since returning home, Mannie 
writes that she and Kelly have had a recent visit 
to Wise and Lee Counties. They enjoyed the 
beautiful mountain scenery. Mannie works in 
various organizations and her home. She has 
taken over the job of driving now that Kelly's 
eyesight is poor. 

In September I attended a literacy class with 
Mrs. Russell Joyner as teacher. Being from 
Hampton, I asked about MARGARET SAYRE 
Ransone and found that they were good 
friends. She also knew EDNA GIBBS Hunter. 
Small world, isn't it? 

While attending the Virginia Division of 
U.D.C. in Front Royal, I talked to a lady from 
Hampton, Sadie??, one of Margaret's best 
friends. When in Front Royal, I contacted 
JANE BROOKING Morris. Had a short talk 
with her and met a son and daughter. I 
regretted to learn that her husband, Bentley, 
had died September 25, 1968. Our sympathy 
goes out to her and her family. One daughter 
lives in Oregon, the others in California. The 
son was leaving for Hawaii. 

I have recently had a trip to Bluefield, Va., 
and also to Roanoke. The mountains were in 
glorious fall colors. While in Roanoke I tried 
time and again to phone Mabel Craig, Lillian's 
sister, but had no response. Have heard since 
that she was hospitalized due to a fall. She was 

fortunate in having friends take her to visit 
Lillian's grave in Staunton. 

I have been away three weeks this summer, 
mostly in Texas. Spent one day at the Hemis- 
fair in San Antonio. You girls will think I am a 
"gad-a-bout," which isn't true. 

A phone call from ETTIENETTE BROAD- 
DUS Moore. She and husband spent their 
vacation visiting relatives and friends in 
Lynchburg, Bedford and Roanoke. At the last 
place they had a visit with Mabel Craig, Lillian's 
sister. The Moores also attended the Conference 
of the Christian Church at Craig Springs. Their 
daughter, Nettie, is moving to a new home in 
Chamberlayne Farms in Richmond. I hear that 
the Tyners are well, but busy. Mr. Tyner is on 
the job as supervisor of the farm near Lumber- 
ton, N.C. They both have had recent deaths in 
their families. 

A letter from LILLIAN WARING Edwards, 
an abridged junior at MWC and assigned to the 
1915 Class, was interesting. She and husband 
celebrated their golden wedding anniversary at 
a dinner at Lowery's in Tappahannock, on 
November 9, given by their three children. The 
Edwards have seven grandchildren. Mr. Edwards 
has had poor health since 1961 and has been in 
the hospital many times. 

EDNA GIBBS Hunter writes of many inter- 
esting things she has done this summer. A trip 
to see her daughter at Rock Hill, and while 
there she and daughter spent a week at Ridge- 
crest. Later she has her annual trip to the 
Eastern Shore. W We all know what it means to 
go back home. Edna's children will spend 
Thanksgiving with her. Then, "lucky lady" - 
she goes to Florida for January. 

Had a sweet note from Mrs. Lula Quenzel. 
We were distressed to hear of the doctor's 

Keep writing. 

IMOGEN ELLIS Daniel (Mrs. Albert 

Weems, 22576 

Sorry I haven't heard from any of my class, 
hence very little news. 

EFFIE BERRY Fuqua has recently become 
Pres. of the Eastern Shore Chapter of M.W.C. 
Alumnae Association. Her granddaughter, Ann 
Fuqua, is a freshman at M.W.C. this year and 
lives in Virginia Hall on the same floor which 
housed her grandmother. 

I visited ANNIE JAMES Biddle in Irvington 
this summer while she was visiting her daughter, 
Mary Alger. It was the first time I had seen 
Annie since 1917 and I really enjoyed my visit. 
She was looking well and promised to write me 
a letter giving news for this issue of the 
ALUMNAE NEWS, but I have failed to get it. I 
learned from her that her husband passed away 
in the spring of this year. Our sympathy goes 
out to her. 

News that LOIS SHUMAN Wray has moved 
from Fallbrook, Calif, to 7321 Hermitage Rd., 
Richmond 23228. We hope she will join us next 
spring at Homecoming. 

MILDRED BROWN Ragland has moved to 
5012 Sulky Dr., Apt. 201, Richmond 23228. 

EUGENIA MILLNER Ward after the death 
of her husband in '67 left Baltimore and moved 

to 412 Vance Dr., Bristol, Tenn. 37620 to be 
near her family. 

I urge all of our class to send in a donation 
to the Alumnae Fund for the coming year so 
we can make a good showing. 

Classmates, please start now making plans to 
attend Homcoming next spring. 1 am sure you 
will be well rewarded. 

GRACE MASON Snuggs (Mrs. H. H.) 
aj 304 Concord Road 

Anderson, South Carohna 29621 

By the time this letter gets to each of you, it 
will be very near the time we are to be thinking 
of seeing each other and having our 50th 
reunion and celebration. Please girls, do plan to 
be there, just make a special effort and let's 
make it one long to be remembered. Start 
making your plans NOW and let me know, so 
we can plan accordingly. 

The first letter to come in was from META 
HUTCHESON Harrison, Cypress Road, Eclipse, 
Va. She says: Husband Carter and I were down 
your way the first week in April to see the 
magnificent gardens at Charleston. I think he is 
going to be as enthusiastic as I am about 
attending our class' 50th Anniversary next 
spring, so put us down as "comers." I think I 
told you at our 40th anniversary celebration 
that I had gone back to teaching. I retired, 
rounding out 25 years of teaching, and all of 
them in Va. Like many parents our children are 
quite a distance from us. Nell Randolph, who 
with her doctor husband spent two years in 
Japan, became very interested in Bonsai plants 
and made a study of them while there. She is 
now president of the Bonsai Society of N.J.,her 
home being in Maplewood, N.J. Mildred Carter 
lives in Fairfax County outside of Washington. 
She, too, is interested in her church and does 
lots of work with the D.A.R. chidren. We have 
seven nice grandchildren: three boys and four 
girls. By the way I am doing my best In trying 
to persuade VIVIAN MOORE Johnson to go 
with us to the reunion. She lives in Newport 
News, not very far from me. You probably 
know she has been a widow a number of 

The big news in our family is a new 
grandson, James Wallen Snuggs, born Oct. 3, 
1968 to our son John and his wife Lou in 
Atlanta, Ga. Now five-year old Susan has two 
"Baby Brudders" and she has her hands full! 
This brings our total of Grands to six, three of 
each, and we are very proud of all of them and 
very grateful. 

We had many pleasant things to happen to 
us in October and quite a number of visitors 
but none were more welcome and none enjoyed 
more than the visit of RUBY BEASLEY Doug- 
las (Mrs. Hubert E.) and her husband. They live 
in Charlottesville and are dear friends we have 
enjoyed through the years. Ruby and Hubert 
have seven grandchildren. 1 am insisting that 
they just HAVE to come to the reunion and 
I'm hoping they will. 

I'm sure most of you would agree with me 
that the years have been pretty wonderful and 
very exciting and rewarding, with joy and with 
sorrow but always more joy than sorrow. 
However time marches on and brings changes. I 
was saddened when the news came of the 



passing of Mrs. MATTIE FRAZER Mines, 
Spotsylvania, Va. I don't suppose any two girls 
ever had more fun and got more out of college 
than those two sisters did, Thelma and Mattie. 
They were very popular and had so many 
invitations to spend weekends away from the 
College. When I think of Mattie I just have to 
share with you something that happened, pos- 
sibly in our junior year. We had gym at the first 
period followed by English taught by Miss Mary 
Gammon. There were about 90 of us in the 
class, it was winter time, the room was very 
warm. Just before I left the gym, I had tried to 
catch a basketball and the ball hit one of my 
fingers on the end. I don't suppose it was 
broken; if it was, someone yanked it back in 
place but I was in real pain when I went to the 
English class. I was seated on the front row to 
the right of Miss Gammon's desk. We were 
studying Hamlet and had just arrived at the 
ghost part. I wasn't feeling well and the heat of 
the room was no help so that as Miss Gammon 
read in a stage whisper almost, "And the ghost 
came in!" I slid out of my chair right at her feet 
in a dead faint! It was most dramatic 1 can 
assure you of that. I nearly scared the teacher 
to death and the class was on their feet not 
reaUzing what had happened. Someone said, 
"Get water" and this is where dear Mattie 
responded. They told me that she flew out of 
the room, ran to her room in Virginia Hall, for 
a glass supposedly of water but when she got 
back, she had failed to get the water but she did 
have the glass! Do you all remember this 

Now girls, please let me hear from you else 
I'll feel that you are not pleased with your 
reporter. And do let's meet at the College to 
celebrate out 50th! I promise each of you this 
is our last chance for this one for there will 
never be another 50th. Will 1 see a big crowd of 
you at our 50th reunion? 

MILDRED OLDS Leyser (Mrs. K.W.) 
m 1301 So. Buchanan Street 

Soon our 41st anniversary will be here! 
Tempus Fugit! Those of you who did not 
attend the 40th reunion missed a nice day. 
BARBARA WOOLARD HiUdrup was a most 
gracious hostess and we enjoyed a time of 

Last September I attended the wedding of 
Hauser Weiler, son of CARMEN MEJIA Weiler, 
in Richmond. The wedding ceremony was in 
historic old St. Paul's Episcopal Church and was 
a truly beautiful affair. Mary Washington was 
well represented. Among those attending 
were - GEORGIE OVERMAN Stewart, 
MILDRED WILTSHIRE Graham '27, and 
HAZEL JEFFRIES '44. Carmen is now living in 
Rio de Janeiro. She has most generously ex- 
tended a standing invitation to all of us to visit 
her in South America during her husband's tour 
of duty. 

The class directory is now being printed. 
Anyone desiring a copy please contact me and 
I'll be most happy to send you one. We have 
been fortunate in finding current addresses for 
a large number of the class, but there are still 
some missing. If you know the whereabouts of 
some omitted, please let us know. 

Out most scarce commodity right now is 
NEWS. Now that our families are grown, we 
have time to relax and naturally our thoughts 
turn back to those days "on the Hill" and our 
classmates. What better way to get in touch 
than through the ALUMNAE NEWS! Write us 
something about yourself and family and let's 
make the next issue a real round robin. Will be 
looking forward to hearing from each of you! 1 
will be substituting for Carmen until she returns 
from South America. 

REB A COLLIER Thorpe (Mrs. Lee L.) 
Myrtle Acres 
Newsoms, 23874 

How can we get news for this column if you 
do not write? Please everyone in Class of '33 
write me about yourself and any classmate you 
know about. 

"Minna" and Madeline, please forgive me 
for omitting you from the fall edition. Believe 
me, it was a typographical error. 

man - the only one who wrote to me after 
Homecoming - has been teaching for 29 years 
at Central Dauphin H.S., Colonial Park, Harris- 
burg, Pa. Her husband is Supervisor of Pupil 
Services for Central Dauphin School District. 
They have two daughters: Molly (in Dickinson 
School of Law-Carlisle, Pa.) and Martha (Secre- 
tary for Pa. Interscholastic Athletic Association 
at Harrisburg.) 

MADELINE JONES Rouzie was with us at 
Homecoming on crutches. She had spent much 
time in the hospital and had been quite ill but 
was then on the road to recovery. She had 
pictures of her daughter MadeUne Sue, a 1965 
graduate of MWC, and her family. 

ANNA BRADNEY Wedwaldt received her" 
M.A. Ed. at the University of Vermont in May 

LEOTA RAE Comett lives in Roanoke. Her 
daughter, paralyzed from waist down because 
of a fall from a pony, has made all kinds of 
headlines and honors with her swimming feats. 

I live across the road from LOUISE LILLY 
Barrett '45 who has three lovely children. She is 
very active in the community. 

I often see ANNE EVERETT Mish, '47 
whose parents live next door and are relatives 
of my husband. 

I exchange Christmas cards with messages 
with ALICE CROXTON Taylor '30. She is 
living in Norfolk and teaching in the school 
system there. 

ANNE FRANCES OWEN Dunn '33 lives on 
a farm near Capron. I talked to her by 
telephone just recently. Her daughter Paula is a 
freshman at Mary Washington this year and is 
taking a pre-nursing course. She has a son, a 
junior in high school. I used to see her often 
when my daughter played basketball and Paula 
was a cheer leader at the same high school. 
Guess what we talked about? Yes, Mary Wash- 
ington and dear Mrs. Bushnell. 

1 had a card from MAURINE JONES Arnott 
saying she and her husband had retired. They 
were in Florida and were leaving for California 
via New Orleans on Sept. 3rd. She talked with 
Mrs. Bushnell while in Florida. 

ELSIE MARY HANNA is stiU teaching in 

LOUISE SMITH Nemec writes that it took a 
miracle to meet the financial obligations of the 
depression years at Mary Washington, but strug- 
gling "Cinderella" loved it all and to this day 
every inch of M.W.C. is sacred ground. How 
many of us want to say "Amen" to that? 
Louise says she married in 1944 and is a 
candidate for master's degree, June 1969, at 
Paterson State College. She has completed 35 
years of public school teaching. (Va. and N.J.) 
and is presently teaching 8th grade English 
(Honors and Remedial classes) at G. C. White 
School, Hillsdale, N.J. She also teaches the 
Adult Ladies Bible Class (400 enrolled). First 
Baptist Church, Hackensack, N.J. 

MARGARET ROSE Thorntons whose hus- 
band is an engineer, has been at NASA for 25 
years. They have a son, Wm. Jr., who is a senior 
at UVA and a daughter, Mary Douglas, who is a 
freshman at Meredith College, Raleigh, N.C. 
Prior to marriage Margaret taught school in 
Fauquier and Dinwiddle counties. Since marri- 
age she has only been a busy parent and 

ISABELLE PAGE Burden is stUl teaching 
and is chairman of the Business Dept. at 
Thomas Jefferson H.S., Richmond. Her daugli- 
ter graduated from Mary Washington in 1963 
and is working on her master's at Madison 
College. She hves in Luray and has a son almost 
3 years old. Isabelle's son, age 23, stays home 
and works for the 3M Co. 

ALICE HUNTER IRBY Gordy lives in 
Richmond. Her husband has a heart condition 
so they do not get out too often. 

LUCILLE HAWKINS FerreU was in Fred- 
ericksburg to spend Thanksgiving with her 
mother who lives on Eley Ford Road near 
Chancellorsville. She lost her father in May at 
age 87. Her husband retires from F. W. Wool- 
worth Co. Dec. 31, 1968. They have lived in 
Philadelphia 21 years. They have no children 
and plan to travel. They also plan to go to 
Virginia to the old home place to be with her 
mother. She hopes to get in the local chapter 
and renew friendships. 

ANNA BRADNEY Wedwaldt and her hus- 
band (retired) have been in Vermont for 25 
years where she is teaching business in the local 
high school. They were formerly located in 
Balboa, Canal Zone. They have two sons, both 
graduates of U. of Vermont. The older son 
teaches in Middlebury where he lives with his 
charming wife and two lively young sons. The 
other, an ex-A.F. captain, works for Eastern Air 
Lines in Miami where he enjoys both his work 
and what seems to be a paradise for the 
unattached male. Anna also writes she keeps in 
touch with JANET POTTER Cunningham who 
left Mary Washington in 1933 in her sophomore 
year to be married. 

My husband has made five visits to the 
hopsital since July, but he has been home for 
quite a while now and doing fine. 

LYNDA THORPE Updike '67 expects to 
make me a ""Proud Grandma" in March. 

ETHEL NELSON Wetmore (Mrs. 
r£m^ Joseph W.) 
»i 107 Manteo Avenue 

Hampton, 23361 




(Mrs. David E.) 
5302 Duvall Drive 
Washington, D.C. 20016 

Homecoming was a wonderful experience 
again this year. We of the class are so proud 
that our own "BILL WHEELER McCallum has 
been elected to the Board of Directors. "Bill" is 
teaching English at Carver H.S. in Newport 

RUBY LEE NORRIS Norris, of Richmond, 
was presented a- Distinguished Service Award at 
the 39th annual Southern Interscholastic Press 
Association Awards Luncheon on April 6th at 
Washington and Lee U., Lexington. She was 
cited as "a symbol of the enormous usefulness 
of the dedicated Virginia teacher who extends 
her influence beyond the classroom and, 
through her interest and skill in scholastic 
publishing, becomes a warm friend and wise 
counsellor of our young people." Under her 
guidance "The Chancellor", school paper of 
George Wythe H.S., Richmond, won the top 
awards given by all the major press associations. 
Congratulations, Ruby Lee. 

MARY FRANCES ROWE Varner's daugh- 
ter, Mary Susan, graduated from Dickinson 
College in June. She is now working in the 
editorial research department of the NA- 
TIONAL GEOGRAPHIC. Mary Frances is vice 
chairman of the board of Hillcrest Children's 

PEGGY MONROE Whitton attended MWC 
for two years, worked a while and then went to 
Georgia where she took a degree in Speech and 
Dramatic Arts. She married Robert Whitton in 
1938. He is now a partner in the brokerage firm 
of Johnston, Lemon and Co. She wrote Mary 
Frances in March, 1968, that she has three sons. 
Jay, 17, a student at St. Stephen's in Alex- 
andria; Robin, 21 at Williams College; Chip, 27, 
married and living in Alexandria. Peggy and 
Rob hve on a farm of nearly 100 acres in 
Loudoun County, Va., and love it. Last March 
Peggy was in an automobile accident and broke 
both knee caps. A recent note said she was 
beginning to manage steps again. Her address is 
Mrs. Robert Whitton, Crooked Run Farm, 
Lincoln, Va. 22078. 

ANN CRUTE Gresham stays busy by sub- 
stituting and teaching Sunday School. She 
taught mentally retarded children for nine 
years. Her two sons attend college. Ann's 
address is 3765 North Camellia Dr., San Bern- 
ardino, Calif. 92404. Ann also wrote she had 
flown to Waverly, Va. to visit her MWC 
roomate, GRETA HISEY Kilmartin. Greta was 
quite ill at the time, and we surely hope she has 
recovered by now. She would welcome mail 
also. The address is Box 3, Waverly, Va. 23890 

AUDREY ROSE Burton and her husband 
are living in Florida. They are the grandparents 
of a little girl, and another grandchild was 
expected in September. She wanted to know if 
any MWC girls lived close to her. The address is 
RR2 GuU Harbor, Stuart, Fla. 33494. We 
missed you at Homecoming, Audrey! 

DOROTHY McGUIRE Bunch and two 
children have a lovely summer hone in Sand- 
ridge, not far from Virginia Beach. The rest of 
the year they live in Norfolk. 

It was so good to talk to Dr. Moss, Dr. 
Alvey, Dr. Darter, and Dr. and Mrs. Dodd at 
Homecoming, as well as to classmates, faculty, 
and friends. At the supper at Brompton, we 
even went up to the third floor as it was all 
open for us. What a beautiful place Brompton 
is! Homecoming was lovely, and everything was 
planned so well. Why don't you plan to come 
next year? Please send any class news you have 
to Mary Frances or me. We are working on 
news for you and need your cooperation. 

SELMA PI LAND Johnston (Mrs. J. C.) 
2411 N. Rockingham St. 
Arhngton, 22207 

ANN LIPSCOMB Kline (Mrs. Allen) 
5400 N. 27th Rd. 
Arlington, 22207 

ESTELLE WARREN writes, "I have moved 
to Atlanta, Ga., to take the position of Christ- 
ian Education Consultant for the Episcopal 
Diocese of Atlanta." 

The following item was taken from THE 
SUNDAY STAR: "Mrs. Charles E. Dryden of 
this city announces the marriage of her daugh- 
ter CATHERINE DRYDEN Hock to Wendell 
August . . . The ceremony took place Nov. 14 
in Rockville." 


Paul B.) 

138 Page Road 

Bedford, Mass. 01730 

Last October I was honored to represent 
MWC at the inaugural ceremonies for Dr. Morris 
Abrams, the new President of Brandeis U. in 
Waltham, Mass. This was a most rewarding 
experience, one which I thoroughly enjoyed. 

ELLA SUE WADDELL is presently Profes- 
sor of Office Administration at the Univ. of 
Alabama. Sue is hsted in the 1968 edition of 

Recent marriages include the daughters of 
MINGES Bass, and KITTY BURKS Brizendine. 
Kitty writes that after seventeen years of being 
a housewife and mother, she went back to work 
for the Hampton School Board as Library Clerk 
and thoroughly enjoys it. 

A change of address: GWEN MILLER 
Reams moved to 2603 Bowling Green Drive, 
Vienna, Va. 22180. Gwen says fifteen moves in 
twenty-five years. Wow! Jack is working with 
Group Headquarters of the four C & P Tele- 
phone Companies in Washington, D.C. 

LOIS HEIMER Hoefer and family really saw 
the U.S. last summer during a five-week auto 
trip to Calif. Their three boys were all born in 
Heidelberg, Germany and knew very Uttle 
about the USA. 

Forgot to include myself under recent mar- 
riages of a daughter. Our oldest daughter, Beth, 
was married in September. We flew to Valdosta, 
Ga. in November for the graduation of our 
oldest son from Pilot Training at Moody AFB. 
It was a quick trip. Down one day and back the 
next. I was a wee bit disappointed that we were 
not hijacked to Havana. Oh, well - one can't 
have everything. 

The annual giving time is upon us and I 
hope everyone will contribute something. You 
don't have to send a bundle. If everyone from 
our class would send a token donation we could 
rise considerably from the very low spot on the 
Ust. There are so many of us. Surely we can do 

The news is submitted so long before actual 
publication that I don't know at this point if 
there will be any directories left when you read 
this. I am still in the process of mailing them 
out. If you want one, please write. There may 
be some. 

Thanks so much to all who sent Chrristmas 
cards. It was fun to hear from you. 


FRANCES WILLS Stevens (Mrs. 

James S.,Jr.) 

432 Oakland Drive 

Raleigh, N.C. 27609 

With the beginning of a new year - a year in 
which our friendships grow stronger and our 
hope brighter we are still remembering, with 
more news from Reunion. 

EVELYN SQUIER Brandt came a distance, 
too from Hackensack, N.J., and on the train, 
to be with us for the weekend. MARY 
TURNLEY Burnett is teaching at John Marshall 
(Business) in Richmond. Since June, she has 
sent addresses for PELA LOVE Bobbitt and 
RUTH SELECMAN Bristow. Pela is teaching 
Business at George Wythe in Richmond and 
sent word that ONNIE SELBY passed away of 
cancer a couple of years ago. We do not know 
her married name. Can you help? 

yr. student, lives at the The Plains, Va. and will 
help us locate NATASHA KADICK who was 
from that area. JEAN HOPKINS Stetson, Arl- 
Lindberg, Alexandria, told us they have daugh- 
ters at MWC, both sophmores this year. RUTH 
FERGUSON McClung said that she is trying to 
do a seUing job on her daughter. 

Springs, Md. and HELEN TRACY Totura, 
Catonville, Md. are working in their respective 
Alumnae Chapters. I hope all of you will join 
and support the Chapter near you! 

SUZANNE DECKER Sugg, Greenville, N.C. 
brought her East CaroUna U. professor hus- 
band; they moved into a new home in Novem- 
ber. I must say thanks again to EVELYN 
ROWLETT DuPriest, Richmond, for contacting 
the Richmond girls and getting lots of informa- 
tion. She brought us word that MYRAN RUS- 
SELL Ten Eyck's son was graduating from 
Colorado and getting married the same week as 

Some came just for Saturday RUTH 
BAILEY Conroy, Arlington, in her beautiful 
red and white polka dot dress; another grand- 
mother EDITH WINSLOW Staalman, Fairfax; 
MARY COBBS, Blackstone, jolly as ever; 
"JOHNNY" CLEMENTS Thomas, Richmond, 
with colored pictures of her lovely children; 
MILDRED INSKEEP Huffman, Culpeper, a 
"new" alumnae face. 

Word also came to us that JEAN BUXTON 
Moffitt received her M.A. in Library Science 
from William and Mary and is librarian in the 



high school, Washington, Va. She and BUI have 
2 sons and a daughter Navy son Frank, Carter 
and daughter, Paige. Another grandmother 
ELIZABETH WINFREE Quaiff teaches 2nd 
grade (has for 10 yrs.). She has 4 children; Ann, 
married and teaching 2nd grade; Betsy, married, 
has 19-month old son; Judy, a senior in high 
school, is planning to teach; Charles, 13. 
sent us word that "she has traveled with the 
entertainment profession to so many areas 
constantly and would like to join the Alumnae 
Association." Ada, please send me news of your 
past years; so many have asked about you. We 
are interested — and welcome back to the Class 
of '43. 

MARTHA POWELL Davidson is also in 
Newport News. Please let us hear from you. We 
have also received information that RUTH 
DUFF Browne is a widow hving just outside of 
Richmond. Even with all the new information, 
we are missing the whereabouts of many of our 
class. Please send an address for "JERRY" 
SHEPHERD Copeland; all I have is Boca Raton, 

I also need a new address for MOZELLE 
MOORE Yates - not McLean, Va. 

Isabel Scott, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
(JEAN SENECAL) David Hamilton Scott of 
Wilmington, N.C. was presented to society at 
the N.C. Debutante Bell on September 7. She, 
with 1 1 other Wilmington debutantes, were 
presented locally by their parents at a ball at 
the Cape Fear Country Club. The colored 
pictures in the Raleigh paper were beautiful. 
She is a sophomore at Agnes Scott College. 

My first Christmas card came as I was 
writing this - from MARGARET LAMBERTH, 
White Marsh. She put me straight on the details. 
She, for several years, was with the Foreign 
Mission Board at the Baptist Girls Secondary 
School, Agbar, Nigeria, and had been home 
about 2 years. She is teaching 4th grade Science 
and Social Studies (an irmovation this year) in 
Gloucester, 7 miles from her home. She expects 
to receive her Master's this summer from 
Wilham and Mary. 

I'm out of news now, so let me hear from 
each of you. 

NANCY DUVAL Andrews (Mrs. Gor- 
, don H.) 

2319 Chancellor Road 
Bon Air, 23235 

Our 25th reunion is this spring. Are your 
ready? On our 20th, many girls stayed in 
Virginia Hall and we sat up until the wee hours 
Friday night. It would be fun to have a large 
crowd this year too. You will receive further 
maihngs on plans. 

MARTHA CUNNINGHAM Fountaine sent a 
long letter from Town send, Va. She has 3 boys 
and one girl. Her oldest son is a senior at 
Randolph-Macon; the second is at the Appren- 
tice School. Martha is personal secretary to the 
Chief Engineer of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge 

MARGARET GEE Tucker, AUendale, N.J., 
has 3 boys-a senior at VPI, one in graduate 
school in forestry, and a 12-year-old. 

SALLIE ADDISON Jacob, Norfolk, works 
for Texaco, Inc. 

Christi, Tex., has a daughter and 2 sons. Her 
husband is an engineer. 

PHYLLIS QUIMBY Anderson writes from 
Summit, N.J., that her oldest daughter is a 
student at Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, 
Florida. She is a very talented girl and we wish 
her much success. 

LEAH FLEET Waller, Richmond, has a 
daughter in Mary Baldwin College. She saw 
MBC with her daughter who is a sophomore. 

CECILE AYLOR has her master's degree in 
guidance counseling from UVa. She is teaching 
remedial reading at Madison County High 

Springfield, Mass., has a son at Drexel Institute 
and a son who wants to be a career pilot. Peg is 
head of the Savings and Loan Department of 
the local bank. 

DOROTHY MADSEN Marston is still living 
on the farm at Norge. She has 2 daughters in 
College-one at Madison and one at MWC. She 
has two children still at home - which helps. 

Our son, Gordon Jr., is a freshman at 
Hampden-Sydney College this year and Mary 
Turner is a sophomore in high school. 

MONIKA DAHL Scott, Tulsa, Okla. sent a 
fascinating biography. She is now a feature 
writer with the Tulsa Tribune. She has 3 sons 
by her first husband, all grown, and a daughter, 
ten, by her second husband. Monika hoped to 
see ELSIE GOAD Dalton and her two daugh- 
ters in Bristol, Tenn., while on vacation. 
Monika is interested in forming an alumnae 
group in Tulsa. Let her know if you are 

We've lost the addresses of VIRGINIA 
Can anyone help? 

1 am sorry to report that ARBELIA 
CHARLES Glime died on March 8, 1968, in 
West Haven, Conn. Our deepest sympathy to 
her family. 

This may be my last letter as your class 
agent. The past ten years have been enjoyable 
AND FRUSTRATING. A new agent will be 
elected at the reunion. PLEASE let her hear 
from you. I've often threatened to make up 
some news to see if this would arouse you from 
lethargy. And now on to the biggest 25th 
reunion ever held at MWC. The class of '44 has 
ALWAYS been unique. Let's prove it!!! 

No Agent 

JEAN KEENER Cence wrote that her two 
daughters, Barbara, 16, and Mary Ann, 4, keep 
her quite busy. Nevertheless, she finds time to 
play golf, do volunteer work at a Hearing 
Center, teach Sunday School, sew and play 
bridge. Her husband will be president of the 
Lancaster Rotary Club next year and the two 
of them plan to go to Honolulu in May to 
attend the International Conference of Rotary 

MARJORIE STORMS Reddoch and her 
husband have a grandson born this July. Daugh- 
ter, Janet, teaches third grade and daughter 
Amy is a sophomore at Florida State U. Amy is 
the reigning Miss Tarpon Springs and will go to 

the Miss Florida pageant in the spring of '69 at 
Sarasota. Daughter Eugenia, a junior at Tarpon 
Springs, H.S., is an honor student and a 

CAROL YN ROHR Huebner (Mrs. J . P.) 
2100 S. Fiercest. 

The alumnae office sends various news 
clippings, articles, etc. which I'm always happy 
to receive. A recent article published in the 
LEDGER-STAR, a Norfolk paper, is titled 
"Woman Behind the Man". This editorial refers 
to KATE PARKER Hughes. Kate taught ele- 
mentary school for two years after graduating 
from M.W.C.; she then met George. George is 
the new Neptune's coach and in addition 
operates two hardware stores. About twelve 
years ago he played for the Pittsburgh Steelers, 
after graduating from William and Mary. George 
and Kate live in a lovely home at Granby St. 
and Bayview Boulevard. The girls from our class 
who Uve in this area should stop in and see 
Kate. Lots of luck to you and your family, and 
we hope coach Hughes had a good football 

MURIEL DUNCAN Arey wrote a very 
pleasant letter and is now living in Albany, Ga., 
where she and her "small family" are very 
happy. Muriel said that she had an opportunity 
to be with her MWC roommate FRANCES 
ADAIR Edmonson who has three sons; they 
Uve at Robins AFB, Ga. Isn't it good to hear 
this news? 

Alumnae Association that her family now lives 
in the country near Barrington, 111.; they have 6 
1/2 acres and a lovely view. 

CELESTE JONES has been selected for 
biographical inclusion in the 1969-70 sixth 
edition of the Dictionary of International Bio- 
graphy: This is a biographical record of contem- 
porary achievement pubhshed in London, Eng- 

ELIZABETH VAUGHAN Pritchett of Dal- 
las, Texas has four children in pubhc schools 
and is teaching home economics at Lake High- 
land H. S. 

MIRIAM "MIM" RIGGS Harkrader, Route 
1, Vinton, is a member of the Bedford County 
School Board. "Mim" does volunteer work for 
the Home Society of Virginia and has done 
graduate work at the University of North 

The Northern Virginia Chapter sponsored its 
annual tea for incoming freshmen this Septem- 
ber. As usual, it was a nice affair. Please contact 
me or Miss Mary E. Tarpley, 5413 North 23rd 
Street, Arlington, Va. 22205, if we can be of 
service to you. 

Thanks again for sending the alumnae office 
or me news concerning our class. It is much 

ANNE McCASKlLL Libis (Mrs. C. F.) 

Windsor Mill Rd. Extended 

Box 317 

Baltimore, Md. 21207 

LYNN MARKWOOD McClench has a hus- 
band and two children but has recently return- 
ed to teaching. 



BETTY GOODLOE Evans is Uving in 
Santurce, Puerto Rico where her husband is 
airport manager for Pan American Airways. 
Betty worics as a teachers' aid at the Episcopal 
School and in the treasurer's office at the 
Methodist school. They have four children, two 
girls and two boys. 

ANNE McCASKILL Libis and her family 
enjoyed visiting PEGGY ELLIOTT Sweeney 
and her family for Thanksgiving. It is getting to 
be an annual (turnabout) visit. 

Please send some news so you won't have to 
read about me so much! Have you contacted 
your college friends to plan to meet at our 20th 

DOROTHY HELD Gawley (Mrs. 

Irvin Jr.) 

177 McCosh Road 

Upper Montclair, N.J., 07043 

I'm pleased to have a few news notes for 
this issue-a couple from gals we haven't heard 
from in a while. 

"JACKIE" NEWELL Recker from Tenafly, 
N.J. writes that she and Len flew to Barbados, 
B.W.I, and the island of Granada this past 
spring. Then in August they took the children, 
Tommy, 12, and Muffin, 6, to Miami to attend 
the Republican Convention. It was an exciting 
week for them and it gave Jackie an opportuni- 
ty to see old friends and even catch a sailfish, 
something she never did all the time she lived 
there! One weekend, while Jackie was at Spring 
Lake, N.J., she had a call at home from 
ELIZABETH GAREY Parode who was east 
from Arizona. Unfortunately they didn't get a 
chance to talk. 

Last summer BETTY OAKMAN Hodson's 
two oldest daughters toured England and Scot- 
land, visiting relatives. 

Received a nice note from FLORENCE 
OVERLEY Ridderhof saying that she is now 
living in Fredericksburg with her four children 
while her husband is in Vietnam. They Uved in 
Los Angeles for the past two years where 
David, a Lt. Col., was information officer for 
the Marine Corps. While there Florence repre- 
sented M.W.C. at the president's inauguration at 
California State. 

In the recent election JEAN SPROWER 
Hampton's husband. Mason, ran for Congress, 
representing a Long Island district. Unfortu- 
nately, he didn't win, but it was a close race. 

I enjoyed a nice talk with CHARLOTTE 
LEONARD WUder when she was in N.Y. in 
September. She mentioned having a pleasant 
visit from MARY PAASCH Schoof and family 
this summer. 

VIRGINIA FELTS Brown and her family 
are now living in Fredericksburg. She is li- 
brarian at the Grafton Village Elementary 
School, and her husband is principal of Fal- 
mouth Elementary. The Browns have two sons, 
Jamie, 10, and Gary, 8. . 

In November "MIM" SOLLOWS Wieland 
and Earl took off for a week in Bermuda to 
celebrate their 15th anniversary. Earl had just 
returned from one of his Esso International 
trips to Asia. 

Do you have any information about any of 
these girls? All are reported unclaimed at the 

ALICIA RIVERA. If you know of a recent 
address for any of them, please contact me or 
the Alumnae Office. 

PHOEBE WILSON Sherwood (Mrs. 
W. Cullen) 

100 Sherwood Drive, Rt. 1 
CharlottesviUe, 22901 

While attending the Virginia State Home 
Builders' Convention in Virginia Beach last 
summer DOROTHY DAVIS Craig of Charlot- 
tesviUe and DOROTHY MAYNARD Power met 
and exchanged news. The latter is living in 
Norfolk where Jack is branch manager of the 
First Mortgage Corporation. They have four 
children; three girls, 13, 11, and 9, and a son, 
age 6. SUZANNE BRANNER Kessler has just 
built a new house in Richmond where John is a 
commercial artist. They have three children; 2 
girls and 1 boy. 

ANN CLARY is busy with her new job as 
chief librarian for the Library of the Board of 
Governors of the Federal Reserve System. A 
note from BETSY -MARTIN Garden in eariy fall 
stated that she and her husband were moving to 
another apartment in Brooklyn. Their new 
address is 82 Livingston St., Brooklyn, N.Y., 
11201. Our class scrapbook is at the Alumnae 
House at MWC. If any of you have any material 
for it hidden away in those desk drawers, let's 
gather it now, before our 20th reunion! 

CAROL OLIVER Headlee of Richmond had 
just cause to be proud of her younger daughter, 
Kathy, last year. Kathy, now 12 and a 6th 
grader, won a complete set of World Book and 
Childcraft encyclopedias in a national contest. 
She was given an excellent write-up of her 
many interests and hobbies and picture in a 
Richmond newspaper. 

MAXINE HALEY Hazelgrove and her two 
daughters, Brenda, 13, and Karen, 10, visited 
SUSAN HUTCHESON Jurgens and family last 
fall. They were joined by MARY LOU FINNEY 
Boyd and her husband, John, from Stevensville, 
Md., ELAINE NADER PoweU and Jimmy of 
Springfield and CARLENE MITCHELL Bass 
'54 and her husband from Ashland. Together 
they went to the Barksdale Dinner Theater in 
Hanover to see a play and hold a long-planned 
reunion. Susan writes that she is more involved 
than ever with school, scouting, and church 
affairs since her eldest daughter Carol has now 
reached high school age. Elaine and husband 
have three children plus a huge St. Bernard. 

There was an interesting article in one of the 
Maryland papers about DORIS "PINKY" 
STEELE Lequin who has worked for the U. S. 
Naval Ordnance Lab as a consulting chemist for 
11 years. Doris works with "potting com- 
pounds" or hquid plastic materials which are 
poured around electronic devices and allowed 
to solidify into a solid mass. As a consultant, 
there are constant problems as to the use of 
proper compounds for the best electrical insula- 
tion, mechanical and environmental protection. 
"Pinky" is president of the Maryland-Suburban 
MWC Alumnae Chapter. 

If any of you would care to see recent 
copies of THE BULLET I'd be only too glad to 
forward some on to you if you'll but request 
them (enclosing some class news as you do.) 

"BEE" MELILLO Shanahan (Mrs. 


12 Ambrose Lane 

North Port, N.Y. , 11768 


110 Unquowa Hill 
Bridgeport, Conn., 06604 

Hi Girls! I've lots to tell! Hope I'm not 
repeating news - this long time gap confuses 
me terribly! Do you remember INTA JAN- 
NERS Ertel? Lost since I960, we found her 
practicing medicine in DubUn, Ohio. Inta re- 
ceived her Md from U. Va. in 1959. Another 
gal we hadn't heard from in 5 yrs. - MARY 
ALICE PATTI McDonald - is living in Murray 
Hill, N.J. where her husband Hank is a Director 
of Communications at Bell Telephone Labs. 
Mary Alice is busy on the Bd. of Trustees and 
the chairman of Religious Education Com. of 
the Summit Unitarian Church and the Bd. of 
Directors of the local culture series and has 
traveled to England with her family. Her son 
Stanton is in fifth grade at Newark Academy 
and her daughter Patti is in kindergarten. SARI 
GLASSER Erlander, who was with our fresh- 
man class, writes that she married David Er- 
lander in '53, and lives in Glen Falls, N.Y. They 
have three daughters and her husband is a 
partner in his father's ladies' fashion store. Sari 
spends most of her time at home, but does 
teach art in kindergarten (part time) and 
religious school. It was good to hear from you 

JOYCE STALLARD Bruce writes that hus- 
band Arthur received his Ph. D. whDe teaching 
at Ga. Tech and is now originating an option in 
aerospace engineering in the Mech. Eng. Dept. 
at La. Poly. Institute, at Ruston, La. Joyce is 
busy with her three lovely children and volun- 
teer work at the hospital. Thanks for the 
picture, Joyce! BETSY BLACKWELL Fowler 
sent word of her activities. She spent the last 
year teaching high school dropouts for the 
Neighborhood Youth Corps in Norfolk, while 
her husband, Jim, served 13 months in Vietnam 
with the Marines. Last August, Betsy and Jim 
spent their month's leave in Greece and Cyprus. 
But Jim is back in Vietnam for another six 
months tour and Betsy will be in Norfolk with 
her family. She and NANCY SHORE Arm- 
bruster were able to get together several times 
last year. BILLIE JUSTIS Stallings sent news 
that her husband Davey has been in general 
practice in Rural Hall, N.C. since 1961. They 
have 4 children - Patti, S'A, Randy, 7, Bob, 3 
and Carol, 1. BiUie has been very active in the 
Medical Auxiliary, Lady Lions, church work 
and varied school activities. Girls, did I tell you 
about LINDA JOHNSON? Remember, she 
went off on a diving expedition in her 46 ft. 
sailing yacht in Nov. '66. Last Spring she wrote 
a lengthy letter telling of a copra plantation in 
the wilds of Central America and secluded 
living in the serenity of San Andres Isle off the 
coast of Columbia. In Nov., I received an 
announcement of her marriage to Tay Coyle 
Maltsberger. The wedding took place Nov. 2, in 
San Antonio, Tex. Linda, we're delighted for 
you and can hardly wait for the details! PAT 
SEIBERT Siegel writes that all are well. 
Laurine, her 4 year old is going to Montessori 



School and they have moved to Manhattan 
Beach, Calif, from Los Angeles. LAURA 
MLSTER Orville has moved from Alexandria 
to Rapid City, S.D. EMMA JANE Coleman is 
Mrs. William Chapman and lives in Va. Beach 
now. SALLY REXRODE is Mrs. William Hines 
and has moved from W. Va. to Norfolk. We also 
found BARBARA GILL! She is Mrs. John 
Beeman, her husband is a doctor in Minnea- 
polis, Minn. LUCY ABBOT Larom's mother 
sent her new address c/o Peace Corps., Box 
864, Asmara, Ethiopia. Good Luck, Lucy! 
CAROL AULT Cheape, we know you're some- 
where in the Hawaii Islands; but the post office 
won't say where! RUTH DOLLENS has be- 
com Mrs. Chiles and now lives in Batesville, 
Va. After 10 years of being among the missing, 
FRAN PRUDEN (IVIrs. Michael AUen) has been 
found in Charlotte, N.C., thanks to NANCY 
has left the east coast, according to Dr. Castle. 
She has moved to Woodland Hills, Calif. I'm 
happy to report your class agents have had two 
mini-reunions - one in Aug. and another in 
Oct. but Joan is more organized that I and will 
give you all the "news". I'll just say that we had 
a great gab fest and I'm sorry that more of you 
weren't there. Thinking of you - "Bee". 

Our reunion in Aug. was held at Bee's 
summer home in Conn. (Finally met Bee's 
wonderful famUy!) CAROL COOPER, who is 
in social work at Yale-New Haven Hospital, 
joined us as we reminisced about our MWC days 
and convinced ourselves that it really wasn't 
that long ago!!!! We met again in Oct. for lunch 
at the "Top of the 6's," N.Y.C., along with 
POLLY STODDARD Hein. Mary Margaret lives 
in OradeU, N.J., has four sons (10, 8, 7, 5), 
enjoys P.T.A. work, hospital volunteer work, 
and her bridge group in her spare time. Her 
husband works in market research for West Va. 
Co., in the city. Polly lives in Tuxedo Park, 
N.Y. and has four children, 2 boys and 2 girls. 
Her husband is associated with Sherwood 
Forest. PoUy said that SARAH PARCELLS 
Vignali who was unable to make our reunion, 
has four children, too. BOBBIE SUE SMITH 
Holdeman, lives in Moline, 111., is married to a 
consultant engineer and has three girls. The five 
of us decided that it was so much fun to meet 
for lunch, that we will plan another reunion on 
March 29, 1969 at a New York City restaurant. 
We want every classmate who Uves in the N.J., 
N.Y. and Conn, area to attend - enjoy dining 
out and getting in some shopping, too! A fun 
day - so mark the date on your calendar and 
(Oradell, N.J. 201-262-8232) for the informa- 
tion the week preceding March 29th. We hope 
to see you ALL - looking forward to the 29th 
of March! 

moved to another Va. Beach home that has a 
dock and canal in the rear yard. Her family of 
five will make active use of the dock in the 
spring and summer - fishing, crabbing and 
swimming. Gretchen has been keeping herself 
quite busy with substitute teaching and furni- 
ture shopping. I attended the MWC West- 
chester-Fairfield Alumnae Chapter Freshmen 
Tea in Sept. and was delighted to meet ANN 

HUNGER FORD "Miss" McKinlay there. 
"Miss" lives in Portchester, N.Y., is active in 
volunteer work and enjoys entertaining and 
travel. Her husband Richard, is associated with 
a N.Y. bank. It was great to see "Miss"! 

ALICE OREM Hefner moved eastward to 
Northbrook, 111. (825 Hawthorne La.) 
PAULINE HAMILTON Burn moved from San 
Francisco to Los Altos, Cahf. (1014 St. Joseph 
Ave.) FRANCES MOORMAN Hawkins and 
family are now living in Richmond, Va. Her 
husband is a student at the Union Theological 
Seminary. JEAN PEYTON Brennan, who was 
married to Richard last summer, is now living in 
Newport, R.l. (400 Bellevue-Apt. 103). M. 
ANN STRICKLER Doumas and BasU are living 
in Lake Jackson, Tex. (236 Birch Ave.) 

We APPRECIATE all the information that 
you forwarded to us and I know that you all 
do, too. Keep up your thoughtfulness, so you'll 
have a column to read in the next issue. Send us 
a card on your vacation - squeeze in as much 
information as possible on the card about you, 
your family, etc. Have a good day and if you 
plan to be in N.Y. on the last Sat. of March, be 
sure to contact Mary Margaret. Blessings on you 

Joan E. 

HERlVtlNE GROSS Fox (Mrs. R. K.) 

6654 Park Ridge Blvd. 

San Diego, California 92120 

Bud (Captain - career Air Force) have just 
moved to Dover, Del. Bud is at Dover AFB. He 
returned this past summer from eight months in 
Vietnam where he headed up the Engineering 
Operation and Division for Da Nang. "Stokey" 
spent that time in Richmond with their three 
children, ages 11, 9, and 1. She saw many 
classmates including TURNER CHRISTIAN 
Richardson and her three children. MARY 
ANN HARRIS Becker, Ben and BETTY 
BRAMBLE White and their three boys of 
Richmond, "ANGIE" WALTON Barksdale of 
Petersburg, and "RED" ROSANELLl Metzger 
of Richmond. Stokey has had an exciting Ufe of 
military traveling to twenty-six countries, and 
has lived in everything from chateaux to villas. 
She is active in wives' clubs and community 
affairs and her hobbies include sculpture, 
writing, music, modeling, sewing, and presently 
she is writing a book. 

In June, Lyn and "JEAN" HARRIS Over- 
man departed Tenn., after three years, for the 
"Mississippi mud". Lyn is Field Sales Manager 
of Allstate Insurance Company in charge of 
Tennessee and Arkansas with the state office in 
Jackson, Miss., which is where they hve with 
their three children, ages 10, 8, and 2. Jean was 
a private piano teacher in Tennessee before 
moving. She also taught in Roanoke for six 
years prior to their Tennessee move. Lyn is a 
'52 graduate of Randolph-Macon. Jean keeps in 
touch with RUTH ESTES Tanner in Staunton; 
DEAN MURPHY Gibnore in Portsmouth; 
MABEL FISHER Ward in Providence Forge; 
and "FRAN" POWERS Terry in Kingsport, 
Tenn. Fran writes that they moved to Tennes- 
see last June from Mobile, Ala. Hubby Jim is at 
a pharmacy there. Their two children are in 
school. Fran was a case worker for the welfare 

department in Mobile, and she hopes to do the 
same in Kingsport as soon as an opening arises, 
or to teach as she just received her teacher's 
certificate. She saw "OZZl" MASK perform at 
a folk festival in Mobile, Ala., but said that you 
didn't do "Minnie the Mermaid", Oz! How 
come? Ha! 

JOAN FLETEMEYER Moyer and son John 
left Saigon in March for Manila where a second 
child was born. She and the children returned 
to Pennsylvania to be with BUl's parents until 
his assignment with Esso Standard is completed 
in Saigon in June '69. John is in first grade. 
Saigon living was pretty hectic in January '68 
when they were not allowed out of the house 
for a few days and curfew was from 7:00 p.m. 
to 6:00 a.m. Schools were closed most of 
February. Joan left when the rockets started 
hitting the city. In June '68, Bill's sleeping 
quarters in the house were in the dining room 
surrounded by a sandbag bunker. 

A lovely note from BARBARA MEAD 
Heishman: Hugh is a VW-Porsche dealer in 
ArUngton. He is now in the auto racing field 
and together they have enjoyed some grand 
vacation trips: last February to Florida for the 
Sebring races. Their children are 12 and 8. 
Barbara keeps in touch with Jim and BAR- 
BARA NOTTINGHAM Hinkle in Atlanta, Ga. 

Another response from my cry for news 
quickly came from BARBARA HOLLAND 
Salsbury in Charlottesville. She and Warren 
welcomed their third child and second daughter 
in February '68. Hugh is Civil Defense Co- 
ordinator for UVa and Sunday School Superin- 
tendant for St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Bar- 
bara teaches Sunday School and is Treasurer of 
the Charlottesville Branch of AAUW. 

JOAN BURGE Trump and Dick are in 
North Olmstead, Ohio. Joy is 8 and adopted 
David is 3. Dick is happy with the new church 
where Joan sings in the choir. She is back in 
part-time social work at a hospital with un- 
married teenage repeaters making up her case- 

NANCY HAWKINS Lockhart writes that 
Bob retired from the Marine Corps last August 
and now works in New York for the National 
Association of Security Dealers. Nancy and the 
boys are living in Alexandria until the end of 
the first school term, when they will join Bob. 
Doug is a fifth grader and Bruce is a fourth 
grader. Nancy is helping with the Alexandria 
Symphony and doing volunteer work at the 

NANCY HANNA Stone writes that they 
will be in Oak Harbor, Wash, for i while as 
Perry was just assigned shore duty there. 
Presently he is on cruise on the Constellation 
and due home in January of '69. Nancy spent a 
week last October in Hawaii - with Perry on 
bury is living in Washington, D.C. and working 
for the American Automobile Association at its 
National Headquarters there. Last summer she 
was Swim Director at a private camp. 

PEG FERRER Geisler and Wayne are in 
Brimingham, Ala., where Wayne is Field Sales 
Manager for Alabama and S. W. Georgia with 
American Mutual. They bought a new home 
there. Jimmy is in kindergarten and Margie just 
turned three. They took in the Hemisfair in 
Texas during their vacation. She saw NANCY 



BUHLER Moulds while in Reading, Penn., on a 

BETH POTEET Pollard sent a note from 
Petersburg. She and Buddy have four children, 
a second grader down to baby born August '68. 
Beth is involved with her book club and church. 
Buddy is busy with real estate, including fifty 
lots on a nearby lake. 

EMILIE CARLIN Swartz and Bob are in 
Paterson, N.J. with their first child born in 
November. Emilie quit teaching in December 
'67 after eleven years. Bob has his own law 
practice and is also Counsel to the Paterson 
Board of Education. 

Vietnam as Assistant Area Service Club Di- 
rector for III and IV Corps. Most of her time is 
spent in the field designing, decorating and 
advising on the operation of the Clubs, which 
are centers for social recreation and activities 
including a lounge, music rooms, taping facili- 
ties, field library collections, TV rooms, and 
game and special interest areas. In addition to 
these self-directed activities, there is a program 
every night. Club utilization is very high aver- 
aging about 30,000 a month. There are thirteen 
clubs in operation now. Unfortunately they are 
very short of personnel. Maybe we can be of 
some help to our fellow Americans in Vietnam, 
by making a request here that if you know of 
anyone with a college degree and experience in 
the recreation field who might be interested, 
write me and I will put them in contact with 
Ann. Ann left Colima, Mexico in '65, worked in 
Texas for ten months, then spent a 15-month 
tour in Peshasar, Pakistan, about thirty miles 
south of the Khyber Pass. Ann plans to return 
to the States next year after a trip to Australia. 

We have recovered a "lost" classmate! 
SHIRLEY SHANK married Edwin Gray Lee, 
Jr. in 1962. They have two boys, 6 and 4. 
Shirley left Woodrow WUson Rehabihtation 
Center in 1959 and went to UVa Hospital 
where she is now Director of the Physical 
Therapy Department. Edwin works for Audio- 
Fidehty Corp. and also has a real estate office. 
They live in Charlottesville. 

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of 
MOND, or NANCY RUTH DUGGER, please let 
me know. 

News of the Foxes goes something like this: 
Kerry will have been a Deputy City Attorney 
with the Office of City Attorney, Civil Division 
four years in January. He is presently the 
attorney for community development and 
federal grants-in-aid. I'm not the club woman 
you might say I used to be. I'm enjoying taking 
care of Jennifer, 4, and John, V/i. On our 
vacation last summer we took the chUdren 
camping at my parents' cabin in the wilderness 
area of northern California. To reach the cabin 
we had to pack in on horses and mules for four 
miles. WhUe we were they, Kerry killed two 
timber rattlesnakes, one of which he marinated 
and sauteed as an hors d' oeuvre. Delicious! 
Tasted hke frogs legs. In November our Basenji 
(African barkless) dog had her first litter of 
pups, and so with our cat and aquarium we are 
well-supplied with animal life. We purchased 
two acres of undeveloped property out in the 
county which we plan to let "sit" for a few 
years. We've been in our "new" house 2 years 

now. We're planning to come east (Florida) this 
spring or fall to visit relatives and maybe tour 
around a bit. 

NANCY HALLETT Guest (Mrs. H. R.) 
2 June Drive 
Loudonville, N. y: 12211 

We moved in such a hurry that I didn't have 
a chance to change my address before the fall 
issue! I have only received a few letters - this 
makes me wonder if my mail wasn't forwarded 
or did people simply forget to write! 

now in St. Charles, lU. where her husband, Paul, 
is with Crown Zellerbach Corp. They adopted a 
daughter, Lynn Helene, this past summer. Now 
Mark has a baby sister! 

Tom, and their 3 children live in Charlottesville, 
Va. Tom has his own engineering business. 

JOYCE BRISTOW Wrestler is now living in 
Triangle, Va. Her husband is working for the 
Army at Ft. Belvoir. They have two children, 
David and Janet. 

ANNE VINSON Austin has finally gotten 
her 5 children in school! The Austins did quite 
a bit of traveling this past spring. They toured 
the islands in the Atlantic. 

KAY NELSON Richardson is trying her 
hand at substituting now that Tom is in 1st 

Wish I had more to write - please drop me a 
line to keep your classmates up to date! 

(Mrs. C. Rodney) 
1405 Hillsboro Drive 
Richmond, V. 23229 

Another year is almost over as I write this. I 
know many new and interesting things are 
happening to all of you. Please send me short 
notes about yourself and your families. 

I had a nice note from MARY LOU 
MORRIS Wolsey. She and Wayne are proud 
parents of TWINS. She is still working on her 
PhD dissertation in medieval French at the 
University of Minnesota. Wayne is teaching 
chemistry at Macalester College. He is using a 
laboratory manual which he co-authored, 
"Chemical Principles in the Laboratory." 

have recently moved to Atlanta. She is teaching 
at Westminster School. Fritz is with the Trust 
Co. of Georgia. Their son, Fritz, is in the third 
grade. Phyllis says, "am glad to be back in this 
part of the country again." CHARLOTTE 
WALKER has moved to Lynchburg where she 
is serving as Minister of Music for the River- 
rront Avenue Baptist Church. ROBERTA 
LAWLESS Eylar wants to know who lives near 
Huntington Beach, California! Fred is now a 
Lieutenant Commander on duty on the USS 
Reeves homeported in Long Beach. Their two 
girls are Marion Elizabeth, IVi, and Emily Ann, 

A short note from "CYNDY" WEST Ben- 
ney. She and Neil are living in Baltimore. 
Cyndy has a new position with Johns Hopkins 
as head of the Surgical Biochemical Research 
Laboratory for the Johns Hopkins Hospital 
Department of Surgery. 

MARY ANN MOYER Newhard is quite 
busy these days. She and Henry have a son, 
Thonas, age 5. Their second child was born in 
May. Henry is vice president of the Dent 
Hardware Co, in Fullerton, Penn., Mary Ann is 
very active in community affairs. She is an area 
representative for Community Problems for the 
Bethleham Branch of A AUW. Her job is to be a 
liaison between her branch and the community. 
She is also a delegate to the Lehigh VaUey 
Community Council and a delegate representing 
her AAUW on the Lehigh Valley Mental Health 
Board, in her spare time she is a member of the 
Junior Woman's Club and has just completed a 
two-year tailoring course. 

TEMPE THOMASON is Uving in Pikesville, 
Md. She completed her Master's in Social Work 
at UNC and now is Psychiatric Casework 
Supervisor at Rosewood State Hospital in 
Owings Mills, Md. She stays quite busy showing 
her black cocker spaniel. He is well on his way 
to obtaining his championship, she writes. 
JOYCE LEE SMITH hopes to complete her 
Master's in Education from WiUiam and Mary 
this summer. . She teaches 8th and 9th grade 
science at Elkhardt Intermediate School in 
Chesterfield County. Joyce Lee is active in the 
Chesterfield Education Association, Chairman 
of Science Department at her school, teaches 
Sunday School, and takes short jaunts around 
the country. She said that she sneaks in visits to 
Miami, Nassau, and even Mammoth Cave, Ken- 

The state of Washington has fascinated 
SANDRA SHEESLEY Bumaman. She loves the 
mountains and is learning to ski. Phillip is an 
attorney for Scott Paper Co. in Everett and is 
Assistant to the General Manager of the West 
Coast Division. Their three children are Phillip 
II, 8; Anne Stafford, 5; Stewart deVere, 2. 
Sandy was quite excited that BETH Mc- 
CARTHEY Crowley, her roommate, has moved 
to Seattle. Being only 40 minutes apart, they 
visit quite often. 

CAROLE BUSKELL Cooke and Hugh are 
proud parents now. They adopted a baby boy, 
H. Shannon, in August 1967. They are living in 
Richlands, BARBARA MORRIS Donald wrote 
that her second child was due in April 1968, 
but I haven't heard from her. She and Bruce 
already have one daughter, 2y2, Lori Lyn. 
Barbara stays busy at home in Rosemont, Pa. 

"All over the world" writes MADGE 
ISEMINGER Fleeger about where she lives. 
Currently she and Jim are in Waialua, Hawaii. 
They have lived in 13 homes. With three 
children, Susan, 11; David, 8; Christine, 2, that 
is a lot of moving. In 1967 they traveled to 
South India where Jim attended the Defense 
Services Staff College in WeUington, India. 
They were the only Americans attending. The 
children attended the Staff CoUege Childrens 
School. When Madge wrote, Jim was serving in 

NANCY GOTTHARDT Barnett is another 
one who moves a lot. During their seven years 
of marriage she and Jerry have lived in Ger- 
many, Puerto Rico, and upper New York state. 
They have two children, James Samuel, 5, and 
Julie Anne, 2. Nancy keeps house but still finds 
time to teach Sunday School, be active in her 
Woman's Circle and the Garden Club. They 
now Uve in Washington, D.C. 



Pennsylvania seems to be a popular place to 
live. MEREDITH HANSEN Knipe and Stanley 
live in Plymouth Meeting, Pa. Meredith taught 
school for several years, but now has retired to 
raise their family. They have two - Kimberly, 
6Vi, and Gary, 3. 

"KAY" PURDY Cook and Bruce are in 
Riverside, Calif. She has been teaching second 
grade in San Diego and Riverside for 10 years. 
Her husband is a lawyer there. She writes that 
her major traveling was on their honeymoon 
when they went to Mexico City. 

HARRIET KLOHR Shipman is another 
busy housewife. Fred is a specialist in 
operations research. Harriet spends her time 
looking after their three children, Fred, Jr., 7Vi, 
Charles, 3'/2, and Claire, 1. They live in Hollin 
Hills, south of Alexandria. BARBARA SHANN 
Greenleaf is now in Louis-ville, Ky. She and Bill 
have one son, Billy, 6, who attends a 
Montessori school there. She says she Ukes the 
school very much. 

"LUCY" WEST Whiteford and Richard are 
in Towson, Md. Lucy is involved in many civic 
affairs, the Woman's Club of Roland Park, 
church work, and Junior League. They have 
three children - Jack, 7, Peyton (a girl), 6, and 
Mark, 4. 

Simmonds' letter, I felt I was reading an airline 
commercial. She worked for Pan American 
Airways for 9'/2 years as Chief Purser. This 
enabled her to travel all over the world. She and 
her husband, Peter, now live in King's Lynn, 
Norfolk, England. 

BONNIE ASH Rettew and Vince are in 
Wilmington, Del. Bonnie writes that her three 
children, Stephen, 8, David, 7, and Sharon, 6, 
plus a German Shepherd take all her time. 
There is always something going on - YMCA 
swimming lesson, Indian guides, dancing, etc. 
All of us housewives agree with you, Bonnie. 
JILL ARNOLD Lawrence said the same thing 
when she listed under her activities: The 
Usual - P.T.A., Chorale, Cub Scouts, Little 
League, Bridge, etc. Jill and Walter have three 
children, Walter Lewis III, 11, Mary Aubrey, 
10, Richard Craig, 7 and live in Richmond. 
ANNE BELT Norris and George have a darling 
new daughter. Ginger. Priscille who is 4Vi is 
thrilled to have a baby in the house. Anne stays 
busy sewing, knitting, church work, bridge, and 
Alumnae work. She and George have a lovely 
home in the fan district of Richmond. George is 
treasurer of First Fund of Virginia and First 
Virginia Management and Research 
Corporation. Anne tells me JUANITA RAWLS 
Watterson and Bruce have moved to Wards 
Corner in Norfolk. Bruce has finished dental 
school and now is setting up practice there. 

HELEN BARDEN Horan and Walter live in 
Schaumburg, 111. She's another busy housewife 
with four children, Mark, 9, Mike, 8, Julie, 5, 
and Jerry, 3. 

I hope more of you will be sending me a 
note or postal card. Thanks again to all of you 
who have written. I still have a few notes that I 
haven't used. You will see them next time. Bye 
for now .... 

1502 Dauphin St. Apt. 8 
MobUe, Ala., 36606 

Hello there! CHRISTINE NICKELS Powick 
and husband managed a swinging week in 
Puerto Rico this spring and hopefully plan a 
trip to Jamaica this fall. Chris has continued to 
be active in politics. They visited with BILLIE 
WOODS Jarrett and her family in Roanoke too. 
Heard from the Florida Chapter that MARY 
NELL PURYEAR Hall is hving in Miami now. 
She just received her pilot's license. Watch out 
Red Baron! 

ANN HARRIS Hunter and family just 
welcomed a new member to the clan in 
October, a little girl. They are thrilled, of 
course. They were able this summer to spend 
sorre time in Tennessee and North Carolina. In 
the baby department CARMEN CULPEPER 
ChappeU brought Eric a little sister named 
Jennifer Lynn in October in their new home in 
Conn. This made Papa John happy, too. Now 
on the other side, Kent Richard was the big 
news in March for MARCIA PHIPPS Ireland. 
Time's a' passing. Kristen started kindergarten 
this year. Gary is still pleased with his job as an 
architect-designer with the state of New Jersey. 
Marcia visited with MARCIA SPENCE Harrison 
and family in June. BUI enjoys his practice and 
Marcia loves her new home in Annapolis. 

Nice note from "BUNKY" BOURKE Firth. 
She and John and four children are in 
Jacksonville, N.C. They love being back on the 
east coast and hope they will be able to stay 
awhile. Husband is still with the Weyerhaueser 
Timber Co. as a plant manager. He manages the 
local plywood plant there. She would enjoy 
hearing from anyone in her neighborhood. 
JANET BEWLEY Willhide is also pleased with 
her return to dear old Fredericksburg. John's 
dental practice fiUs his time and Janet fills hers 
with son, Gavin, who is nearing an energetic 
three. At last, MARIANNE CARRANO 
Raphealy sends news, they are civilians again 
and are settled in Cherry HiU, N.J. Russ is on 
the staff of Children's Hospital in Philadelphia. 
Chris loves nursery school and Jim has a lot of 
responsibihty as an active young man of two. 
Marianne is taking a course in beginning organ 
in her spare time. 

JANE TUCKER Broadbooks took the 
annual trip this summer to New York to visit 
John's family. On their return they visited with 
"JO NEAL HENDRICKS ScuUy. They are very 
happy being in the D.C. area. Dick is working in 
the Pentagon in C.I. A. work. Shhh! They have a 
bouncing son. Via the grapevine MARTHA 
HUFFMAN Wood is teaching away and so is 
lONA COOK Gordon. 

Wonderful long letter from IRENE 
PISCOPO giving the details of her latest trip 
abroad. She is still working in Stamford as a 
chemist but feels she really needs a change. 
Time will tell. Irene bumped into EDITH 
WEBER Staib in Huntington and they had a 
lovely chat. Edith looks great. She and husband 
are avid sailors and manage three children too. 

By the time you receive this, hope you will 
be in the process of making some definite plans 
in your schedule for our tenth reunion. Don't 
let it sUp up on you, like these last ten years 
have done! 


Ralph Lee) 

131 Rock Ridge Lane 

Greenwich HiU 
Woodbridge, Virginia 22191 

WeU, heUo! I'm chagrined to have missed 
the FaU issue. I'd gotten so discombobulated in 
moving that the deadline just slipped right past 
me. I AM sorry. We rented our house in 
Fredericksburg and bought a townhouse here in 
W)odbridge. We've been here since July but I'm 
stUl stumbling over boxes. 

First I must extend to GARY TILTON 
Stoever our very deep concern and sympathy 
on the death of her husband, Henry. Those of 
us who know Cary personally and many who 
remember her through her work in the dining 
haU and the C Shoppe hold a very special 
affection for her. I have written on behalf of aU 
the class but should you wish to wife to her 
personaUy, her address is: 3804 Hillgrand Drive, 
Durham, N.C. 27705. 

GLEN GEDDINGS Sumier served as 
choreographer this past season at the Ford 
Harrod Amphitheater at Ford Harrod State 
Park, Harrodsburg, Ky. in the '68 production of 
her husband, Mark, and their children hve at 
Chapel HiU, N. C. Her professional career was 
outUned in the news clipping I read and I was 
overwhelmed. She has studied at the American 
Academy of Dramatic Art, New York; her 
dance training includes 6 years with Hanya 
Holm and Jose Limon, and extensive training in 
the Council College School of Dance with 
Claudia Moore Reed. In 1961 Glen directed the 
invitational production of the Tennessee 
CONDEMNED for the Va. Museum Theater in 

A recent survey of Doctorates earned in 
'64-'65 brought news that ROSE MARIE 
MARCONE received her Ph. D. in Spanish from 
Johns Hopkins University in '64. 1 don't 
remember if that was announced at the time as 
I didn't have this column. At any rate it 
deserves being mentioned twice. Are there any 
other Ph. D's out there? or Ph. D. candidates? 
Please let us know so we can gloat over your 
accompUshment with you. 

NANCY CLEAVES Blaydes, who is 
pursuing interests in the local Philharmonic 
GuUd and gardening, says she and her husband 
stUl get homesick for Va. at times. To cure that, 
Nancy plans a trip back for Homecoming! 

Homecoming last spring was great fun as 
usual. There is a realization that while 
Homecoming is a time for reminiscing, it should 
also be a time for revitalization, renewal, or 
reawakening. There are more activities attuned 
to the alert personahty of the educated woman 
of today. . .that's you, by the way. I hope that 
more of you wiU be able to come next spring to 
help me plan for our 10th Reunion coming up 
in 1970; and to see for yourselves that 
Homecoming is more than just tea -and cookies . 
(1 talk big but I'm a sucker for a memory-flUed 
stroU under the trees.) How does it feel to 
know it's been almost 10 years since you left 
MWC? You always said if you ever did come 
back it would have to be for something big, like 
a 10th anniversary or such. WeU, you have only 
one excused absence left. 

Change of address notices came for the 
foUowing: BETTY RAINS Grymes, Richmond 



to Sudbury, Mass.; MARY STEVENS Taylor, 
Newport News to Grenoble, France; SUE 
SMITH Goodrick, Falls Church to ArUngton; 
JACKIE BRAGG Clement, Culpeper, to 
Goochland; EDNA WEISS Clemens, Fayette- 
ville, Ark. to Bowling Green, Ohio; COLEMAN 
McPHERSON Chambliss, Arlington to Camp 
Lejuene, N. C; SUSAN ARCHER, Belair, 
Md. to Gfeenbelt, Md.; SHARON SCOTT 
Bailey, Lincoln, Nebraska to Kinosha, Wise; 
ELEANOR DeVERBRE Becker, Morrisville, 
Pa. to Springfield, Va.; "SANDY" HOLT Ben- 
der, San Francisco to Ft. Baker, CaUf.; "JOEY*' 
VAN TOL BuUock, Waldwick, N. J. to Miami, 
Florida; BETTY JAMISON Burroughs, Vienna, 
Va. to Arlington; "BILLIE" MORGAN Fricker, 
San Francisco to Newport News; JOYCE 
LARRICK, D. C. to Winchester; MAXINE 
FOSTER HiU, Pensacola to Selden, L. 1.; 
SARA JEFFERIES KendaU, Concord, N.H. 
to Gastonia, N. C. One newsletter that I know 
of came back unclaimed from PEGGY CAGLE 
Orr, formerly in Richmond. If anyone has her 
new address, could I have it too? 

John and "SYD" DAY Chichester had their 
first child this fall, a little girl they've named 
HoUy. I ran into FAITH MOSS '61 in the drug 
store just before we moved. Faith is teaching in 
the F'bg. area and was, at that time, about to 
leave for Europe on vacation. (And I only got 
as far as Woodbridge). 

In my last letter I mentioned that I was 
working on the Student-Alumnae Relations 
Comm. Our mid-March extravaganza was an 
MWC Fashion Show, which turned out to be a 
real hit. We had an audience of 300 or more 
and many requests to make it an annual affair. 
We produced the whole thing in 10 days, an 
otherwise impossible feat, with the wonderful 
help of the students and alumnae who took 
part. The costumes out of the past materialized 
magically from Alumnae, local people, the 
MWC drama dept., Mothers-with-Attics, from 
just everywhere. We had costumes from 1914 
to 1958 modeled by alumnae from various 
years. HELEN HART Prasse, '23, wore a gym 
suit, vintage 1918, middie blouse, black 
bloomers, stocking and aU. She really brought 
the house down. Those of us who lived with her 
in Va. Dorm just didn't appreciate her then. 
Todays students, one elected from each dorm, 
modeled current fashions from F'bg. stores. I 
must tell you that those girls were the most 
marvelous, charming people I've met in years. I 
am proud of them and hope to count them 
among my friends for a long time to come. 

At last the long awaited letter from my old 
freshman year roommate, WILHELMINA 
BURTON Calhoun. "Willie" and her husband, 
Jim, live in Mountain View, Calif., where their 
daughter, Judy, is in 2nd grade and their young 
son, Robert is busy \Mth little boy adventures. 
Willie accompanied Jim on a business trip to 
Las Vegas and made it a real holiday. A 
camping trjp to Yosemite Nat'l. Park, with 
children as well as little cousins, et al, sounds 
like an ambitious undertaking but fun. Their 
next years' travel plans call for a trip back east, 
including a jaunt to N. Y. or N.C. I hope it will 
also include a stop over in Va., Willie. Please? 

JOAN FULLER McCormack's husband, 
Frank, a Lt. Col. U.S.A., returned from 
Vietnam Dec. 7. He wiU be at the Pentagon and 

they moved to Fairfax in January with their 
two daughters. 

"LIZ" HILL Heaney, bless her, never fails 
me. We don't correspond regularly but have 
kept in touch through the years, and her letters 
mean a great deal to me. Bob has moved Liz 
and family to a lovely new home in Freeport, 
N. Y. They spent the summer painting, 
redecorating and moving. Now to add to the 
Brownies, school car pool, meeting the 
commuter train, and reUgious instruction 
classes, they've purchased a Boxer puppy. 
Happy Housebreaking! Sounds wonderful, all 
of it and I'd give my eye teeth to see them all in 
person. Liz sent along a clipping re the wedding 
became Mrs. Edward Hooper Eckfeldt 3rd on 
Sept. 28. Her new husband, a stock broker with 
Dean Witter & Co., went to Princeton. JOYCE 
PANCIERA was in the wedding party. The 
picture with the clipping, of the two enroute to 
their reception, showed a more radiant 
Claudine than any picture you may find in your 
annuals or your memory. I wish it could be 
reproduced here for you. 

NANCY MONCURE Myers called me the 
other day and I had a grand time chatting with 
her. She reminded me that ANNE LURTON 
OTT Scott was in town with her husband for 
the White House Dinner honoring the 
astronauts. Nancy also said that ALICE JOYCE 
DIX had been to N. Y. with her husband and 
had a chance to visit with Liz. At a recent 
Marine Officers Wives Club meeting here, I had 
a chance to talk to SUE MAY SMYTH. She said 
she would try to round up a few old friends and 
come down to Homecoming this spring as I 
hope many of you will, to help plan for our 
reunion. Nancy Moncure said she'd work 
toward that end too. You are both committed 
on paper now so I am counting on you. Oh, the 
guest speaker at that luncheon meeting 
mentioned above vas Dr. Haim Ginott. What a 
rewarding afternoon! 

A bright, clear, sparkling, fresh, perfect 
week last April found me in San Francisco 
where Ralph and I had 5 glorious days upon his 
return from Vietnam and Okinawa. I'd 
forgotten how much 1 liked California. 
"It's-a-small-world-dept."! On our 2nd day as 
we were returning from a walking tour of China 
Town, I was puffing up one of those almost 
vertical climbs on the San. Fran, streets when I 
felt surely that the exertion was causing 
halucinations. There ahead of me in black and 
white checkered slacks, carrying a small pocery 
bag with French bread sticking out of the top 
was someone who looked very familiar. As she 
turned to cross the street, I saw it was Diane 
Hays. We had a street corner chat right then. 
There was a glow about her which I commented 
on and which she attributed to her then fiance 
and her pending marriage which she faithfully 
promised to report to us. (We have received a 
change of address notice but no promised letter 
yet. For Shame, Diane!) Since I was in a bit of 
a glow of my own at the time I've forgotten 
some of the details and will have to wait for her 
note to pass them on to you. All we know right 
now is that her new name is Mrs. Diane Hays 
Neuman and they were planning to stay in San 

Ralph is now at Headquarters, USMC, just 

up the hill from the Pentagon and we expect to 
be here for about 3 years, barring the 
unforseen. David, a 3rd grader now, is a 
dedicated new Cub Scout. (Daddy is the Den 
Mother, not me; but please do not call him 
that.) Cathy, our 1st grade princess struggles to 
cope with both David and her not-so-little 
brother, Brad, whose 5th birthday was a week 
past the school deadline, and must wait a year 
to re-enter kindergarten. He's bearing up under 
this "unjust punishment" bravely but not very 

1 hope I haven't omitted someone's news. I 
feel I've surely misplaced some letters in the 
move, but don't know where. Please put me on 
your New Years Resolution List so that we'll be 
assured of news from many long silent '60 

With warm thoughts of all of you and good 
wishes for you and yours in 1969, 

As always, 

CONNIE BOOTH Logothefis (Mrs. 


2816 Kennedy Road 


Wibnington, Del. 19803 

Hi Gals! Much of the news this time comes 
from Alumnae Fund notes, and I'm pleased to 
see that our class has done quite well in both 
percentage of the class and amount given. That 
is not to say that those of you who have not 
yet sent in your contribution needn't 
bother ... we'd love to see an increase along 
that line, and we would love to have news of 
you too! 

JERRI BARDEN is an M.D. at the Labora- 
tory of Viral Diseases at the National Institute 
of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the 
US Dept. of H.E.W. and is living in RockvUle, 
Md. Wish you'd sent more details, Jerri, sounds 
very interesting. NANCY EDMUNDS Morris is 
expecting her second child in early 1969. She 
has a daughter named Sally and they live in 
Baltimore. ELEANOR JOHNSON Skapars has 
moved from New Orleans, where her husband 
had a dental internship, to the U.S. Coast 
Guard Academy in New London, Conn, where 
he is a dentist with the US Public Health 
Service. She is substitute teaching this year. 
Their home is in Uncasville, Conn. 

California has brought two former roomies 
Whitmore and JUDY LaROE Hare. Bill Whit- 
more was transferred to the Burbank office of 
his company and they live in Northridge 
(17233 Lassen St.), Judy and Don Hare and 
their three children live in a beautiful old house 
in Moss Beach. In her letter, "Mouse" was 
looking forward to a reunion after six years. 
I'm sure there will be many good times with 
those two together! Another member of that 
fun group, "BUNNY" ROGALLO Samuels, 
wrote that Phil came home from Vietnam in 
April and they are presently living in quarters at 
Quantico with their two boys, Michael, 7, and 
Todd, 1, who was born while Phil was overseas. 
Phil has been awarded the Bronze Star and they 
are very proud of him. Our congratulations to 
you too!. 

MARY TREMBATH Pitkin reports she has 
moved to Springfield, Mass. where her husband 



is Director of the City Planning Dept. 

A couple babies are expected in March 
among my former suitemates. JANIE RILES 
Wamsley is expecting her second around March 
26 and CLARA SUE DURDEN Ashley is 
expecting her third! Janie and Bill have bought 
a house in Portland, Ore., and it sounds lovely. 
She seems very happy in Portland - lots of nice 
young people with many interests. Clara Sue 
and Clarence and their two boys spent a 
weekend here with us this fall and we had a 
grand time. They live in McLean, Va. JANE 
TOYE Laurson and Ivo are still in Bennington, 
Vt. where their daughter Karen, 5, attends 
kindergarten and Laura, 3 attends nursery 
school and feels very grown up. JEAN RYAN 
Farrell and Frank have becorre homeowners 
too. They bought a darling Cape Cod house in 
Renssalear, N.Y. where Frank is in grad school. 
He returned home safely from Vietnam and 
they HDved Sept. 4 so Frankie, Jr. could start 
first grade. Before leaving Arlington, Jean saw 
children at the pool. She also saw PATTY 
CAIRNS Hourin several times. 

Today I received a letter from JOAN GIB- 
SON Lippold with some very sad news which 
she felt you would want to know. On July 11, 
our classmate, and friend to many of us, 
"PATSY" FRANCIS passed away, of natural 
causes, in Norfolk. She was employed by the 
Welfare Dept. there. Our sympathy for her 
family and friends is shared by all of us who 
knew her. 

Joan also sent some news of herself and 
other classmates. After two years in Raleigh, 
N.C., she and Jim were to move to the 
Baltimore area in late Dec. Jim completed his 
M.S. in Nuclear Engineering from N.C. State 
and has accepted a job with Baltimore Gas & 
Electric. BEV CARLSON is still Uving with her 
parents in FaUs Church; also NANCY WRIGHT 
Wright, Grant, and two boys live there. 
CAROLE GRANT LeMay and Ralph have 
adopted their second child, a girl named Jill. 
They Uve in Mobile, Ala., and Ralph has a 
marvelous job with International Paper. 
CAROL DOUGHERTY Maclver and husband 
Bob have bought a house in Virginia Beach. 
They have an adorable little girl, AUison, 2. 
Carol works for the Welfare Dept. in Va. Beach 
and loves it. ELLEN CRUMBLY de Gail still 
lives in Paris, France, with husband Patrice and 
two sons. Joan's hoping she'll come back to the 
States soon as they haven't seen each other in 
four years. Thank you so much for all the news, 
Joan, and good luck in Baltimore. 

Andy and I had a marvelous vacation in 
Greece in September with our daughter Elaine. 
We had her christened there amid all the Greek 
tradition. We did lots of traveling there and 
especially enjoyed Crete. It was really fun and 
easy to travel with a baby, although in another 
year I think the story would be different. 
We're busy here with lots of things and look 
forward to some skiing this winter. Please keep 
the news coming and my thanks to you who 
sent news this time. 

Agents C. BEVERLY STONE Bowers and 
CAROLE GRANT LeMay have resigned and 
will be replaced by : 

JANE RILES Wamsley (Mrs. WiUis 

2315 SW 84th Avenue 
Portland, Oregon 97225 

A thru F 

PHYLISS PIERCE Schwartz (Mrs. 
Richard D.) 

5 1 1 East 80th Street, Apt. 4D 
New York, N.Y. 10021 S thru Z 

(Maiden Name) 


(Mrs. R.P.) 

8 Richbourg Court 

jreenville, S.C, 29607 

(Mrs. W. W.) 
770-B Windomere Ave. 
Richmond, 23227 

NANCY LEE LEIDY and Dr. Richard Hick- 
man were married on Sept. 21, 1968 in 
Richmond. It was such a lovely wedding and 
Nancy Lee was a beatiful bride. Enjoyed seeing 
bridesmaids, and BETSY LOVING Robbins 
'63, "BECKY" TURNER Perdue ('61) and 
ELLIS DUNN ('61). Nancy Lee is still working 
in the kidney transplant lab at MCV as is 
Becky. Jeanne is a probation officer in Alex- 
andria, Va. and was honored in the 1967 
hving in Greensboro, N.C. and enjoys traveling 
with her husband, George. 

BECKY STINNETT is connected with ad- 
ministrative offices in the new National Collec- 
tion of American Art, Wash., D.C. LYNN 
KILARSEY Blair, after working with the 
Metropolitan Museum in NYC is connected 
with the National Collection of Fine Arts, 
Smithsonian Institute, Wash., D.C. 

From a letter to Kathy Levtnson in Sept. 
comes the following news: SUSAN RUTAN 
Joehnk has two sons, Michael Hans, 3 mos. and 
Kristopher, IVz, and a new dream house over- 
looking a golf course, downtown LaJolla, CaUf. 
and the Pacific. Susan is having a ball redecorat- 
ing. BETSY LYDLE spent a year teaching in 
Mannheim, Germany and went to Russia, 
Greece, Spain and all the top skiing places in 
Europe. She's now teaching in LaJolla and 
living at the beach. CATHY FOSTER WUde and 
Hal have bought a house in Mission Viejo, a 
new town just east of Laguna Beach, and are 
expecting around March. 

After the loss of her husband in May, 
LINDA SHARPLES Hughes and her 3-yr. old 
daughter, Elizabeth, moved to Madison, N.J. 
GAY WOOD Green lives in Laguna Beach, 
CaUf. Her husband is a pilot with TWA and 
they expect a baby in Oct. LINDA WOOD 
Cranston Uves in Arlington where she works for 
the Navy Dept. Linda had a nice visit with them 
in July and while there got to see LUANNE 
HALNAN Parsons and her son, Timmy. Luanne 
and her husband have bought a home in 
Springfield, Va. 

MARY BOOTH Ruhnke and her husband 
Ted, who has completed his residency in 
OB-Gyn, have started their 2-year hitch with 
the Army at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo. Their son 
is a year old. 

BETTY BIGGS teaches at Fauquier High in 
Warrenton, Va. and writes that FRANCES 
PAGE LOFTIS '64 studied in Spain last sum- 

BARBARA MOORE Wheeler lives in Artil- 
lery Ridge near Battlefied Park in Fredericks- 
burg and would love to see anyone passing 
through. She has 2 sons, Christopher, 1, and 
Randy, SVz. Her husband Jim is a sales engineer 
for a large company in Richmond and has 
Northern Va. & Md. as his territory. Barbara 
stays busy as President of the Junior Woman's 
Club of Spotsylvania and member of an Inter- 
national Sorority stressing cultural and social 
improvements. She saw BETTY ROSS JOHN- 
SON Gould at the Woman's Club Convention in 
Roanoke and JANE WYATT Herron at a 
meeting. She sees LINDA VOGT Musselman 

CONNIE WATERMAN Lampert will be 
replacing me as class agent. 1 have enjoyed 
being a class agent and know that Connie will 
too. Please sent your news to: 

Mrs. Alan G. Lampert (Constance 
13 Gary Rd. 
Chelmsford, Mass. 01824 

Betsy Hartz 

Hi! And greetings from Tupelo, Miss.! Dec- 
ember promises to be a busy month for us this 
year. Bob has changed jobs and is now working 
for Futorian Mfg. Corp. as a cost accountant. 
We will move into the new home we have built 
here on Dec. 2, and wiU then await Elizabeth's 
brother or sister who is due to arrive Christmas 
Eve! Never a dull moment. 

BEVERLY BIRD Miller and her husband 
have moved into a new home in Reistertown, 
Md. due to Paul's promotion to supervisor for 
Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. Bev plans to do 
some substitute teaching and begin work on her 

Now in Ann Arbor, Mich, are BARBARA 
BOLD Ducker, Tom and son Lakin, IVi. Tom 
was discharged from the Army where he was 
doing neurosurgical research at Walter Reed. He 
is now finishing his residency at the U. of Mich. 

MARY KAY FORTNEY Cook and family 
are back in Va. after living in North Dakota for 
two years. Her husband is a pediatrician. The 
Cooks have a daughter Kristin, IVz, and were 
expecting their second child in Oct. Also on the 
Oct. "awaiting hst" were JOYCE ROSSON 
Reilly and Larry. They have bought a house in 

After attending MWC for a year, MARTHA 
ANN POTTS Gregory graduated from 
Lynchburg College. She is married to a minister 
who was graduated in June from Vanderbilt 
Divinity School. Martha Ann taught elementary 
school for five years and this year is keeping 
busy teaching piano lessons. ALICE BOYD is 
teaching second grade in Danville and oc- 
casionally teaches adult art classes in the 

Good to hear news of KAY BARRET 
Bilisoly. She, Win, and Elizabeth, age 2, are 
happy in their new horre in Centreville. They 
recently visited JO LYNN HOWELL Savory, 
Rex, and their boy and girl in Chapel Hill, N.C. 

LINDA VOGT Musselman is really keeping 
busy these days. Besides taking care of Ralph 



and their three children, she is teaching again - 
science and biology in Stafford Jr. H.S. She 
says she is thoroughly enjoying it. 

After reading in the spring '68 ALUMNAE 
NEWS that a '59 MWC graduate was Uving near 
Seneca, I called JANE TUCKER Broadbooks 
and saw quite a bit of her the short time we 
were there. Jon Carl is now 2'/2. Husband, John, 
is a landscape architect in Clemson. 

One final bit of news is that MARY LEE 
TATE Roberts and Pete have moved to the 
Detroit area. 1 know they hated to leave the 
nice home they had bought in Pa. and I'll miss 
seeing her on my trips home. 

Sorry the column is so short, girls, but I 
need your help. 1 know you all are busy with 
the hearth and home but please do take a 
minute and drop me a line. What you are doing 
may not seem too important to you but it is to 
the girls who have been thinking of you. OK? 



John D.) 

438 North Street No. 3 

Chardon, Ohio 44024 

Warmest wishes for the new year which in 
June will bring our fifth reunion. Plan now to 
be on campus Homecoming weekend. Let me 
know of any ideas you have for implementing 
the reunion or of any guests you wish invited. 

It will also be time to choose new class 
agents. Any volunteers or nominations? Notify 
me or the Alumnae Office. 

News this time comes from FRANCINE 
ZUZZOLO who returned to New York after 
graduation to work for the News Service of 
TIME MAGAZINE. Handling communications 
from TIME-LIFE foreign and domestic bureaus 
was, needless to say, a very interesting job, and 
Francine combined it with some work toward a 
Master's in International Service at NYU. 

In the fall of '65, she returned to Vienna, 
Austria where she spent her junior year. In 
addition to Austria, she visited Rome, Florence, 
Naples, and Luxemburg. 

The following fall, she was off again, this 
time to the Far East (Japan, Hong Kong, 
Cambodia, Thailand) and India, stopping at the 
TIME-LIFE bureaus in those countries. 

In September '67 she went back to India as 
a correspondent and researcher for a TIME- 
LIFE book, HISTORIC INDIA, published in 
May, 1968. 

Among the many interesting people 
Francine met in India were some who worked 
for the Ford Foundation and who encouraged 
her toward employment there upon her return 
to the States. Thus, since February '68, she has 
been working for the Foundation as a re- 
searcher in the South and Southeast Asian 

Thank you Francine for bringing us up to 
date on your very interesting career. Thanks 
too for the news that PAT HURSTON Pearl- 
stein and Paul with daughter Laura Sue are 
living in D.C. and that PAM AMES Mueller and 
Russ with daughter Heidi Lee are in Liberty- 
ville, 111. north of Chicago. 

KATHRYN "KAK" AUSTIN was married 
to Daniel Steve Keck August 10 and is now 

living in Hickory, N.C. Steve, formerly of 
Burlington, is working with Kester Machinery 
Company, Industrial Supply. "Kak" is teaching 
Senior English at Hickory H.S. and writes that 
she loves North Carolina "tarheel country." 

Kak's news of other classmates: BRENDA 
EANES Wall was one of her bridesmaids. 
"BUNNIE" HIRSCHHORN Machlachlan is 
teaching in Petersburg. CAROLYN MITCHELL 
Macksoud, now in Cranston, R.I., is teaching 
and enjoying many great summer weekends on 
Cape Cod. 

MONIE ARGO, after working in Atlanta as 
a Physical Therapist, has moved to New Orleans 
where she is employed by Ochsner Foundation 

JUDY PRESSON Anderson writes of enjoy- 
ing the NEWS and the Md.-Va. Chapter lunch- 
eons. She and Carl were hosts in May to 
CAROLINE RIDGELY Hayden, husband Car- 
roll, and son Clark, to JOANNE FRANK Lee, 
husband Kenny and son Wayne, also to MARIE 
MORRIS Barnett and John, and to EDNA 
KNIGHT Roberts and John. The "gang" was to 
meet at Caroline's in November. 

LOUISE SIMMONS Geisner and her hus- 
band are hving in Melbourne, Australis, where 
she is teaching English at the St. Alban's H.S. 

In order to beat the deadline, BARBARA 
KELLAM Latham sent the following informa- 
tion directly to the Alumnae office: "BITSY" 
REUTTER Martin and her husband, John, are 
living in Cherry Hill, N.J. They have an ador- 
able son, Bruce Wayne, who had his first 
birthday in August. Bitsy hears from TEM- 
DUANG KOVINDHA in Bangkok, Thailand. 
Temmie has a Thai Civil Service job. 

We also see BARBARA HARPER Carter 
and her husband, Owen, frequently since they 
moved to Mooresto\wi, N.J. Owen resigned 
from the Navy in late 1967 and took a job with 

KITTY BUCKAWAY Sexton and her hus- 
band, Bobby, were planning a move from 
Seattle, Wash., to Louisville, Ken. Bobby has 
been in graduate school at the University of 
Washington working toward Master's and Ph.D. 
degrees in History. He plans to write his thesis 
on the Klu Klux Klan in Kentucky during the 
1920's. Kitty was expecting a baby in June, but 
I haven't heard the results. 

We visited "GINNY" LUCAS Shearin and 
Charles in their lovely new home in Springfield, 
Va., during Thanksgiving vacation. Ginny is stiU 
teaching Spanish and studying for her compre- 
hensive exams for a master's degree m Spanish. 
She has her own reserve shelf in the Library of 

Roger and I bought a house last March and 
have loved all our various projects related to 
making it home. We expect our first child in 
March, 1969. I retired from teaching to ready 
the nursery and wait for the baby and just love 
being at home. 

JESSIE DYERS Weisiger '64 writes that she 
has been married for three years and met her 
husband at UVa right after graduation. He is 
the Assistant Headmaster at a private boys's 
school in Jacksonville, Fla. Jessie has been 
teaching in a public school for four years. 


(Mrs. W.C.) 

4009 WindymiUe Drive 


Hi All! ELLEN JONES Tompkins writes 
that she is teaching at Ferguson H.S. in New- 
port News. Husband John is practicing law 
there after having graduated from Hampden- 
Sydney and UVa Law School. ANNA 
PLUMMER Linn, Ellen's roommate at MWC, is 
John's 1st cousin and was matron of honor at 
their wedding in June. 

BONNIE O'BRIEN Petticrew writes that 
husband Dan graduates in June and she will be 
teachmg 4th grade until then in Oxford, Ohio. 
ANNE PLUMMER Linn, John and Robert, 2, 
came over for a weekend visit in July. 
MARTHA DAVIS Rogers was expecting in 
November. (Let us hear from you, Martha!) She 
and PAT GOODE Murray visited GAYLE HOL- 
LENBECK Walthall in Richmond. Gayle has 2 
children, E. B. and Kinsey. SALLY AD KINS 
Parrish has moved to a new home. 

AGNES "MISSY" BUSH Shives and hus- 
band have moved to a new home in SaUsburg, 
N.C. She has "retired" from teaching and is 
raising Jenny, then 3 month old St. Bernard. 
SONJA "TONI" ALGREN Schuyler is working 
at NODC where she is a "Marine Information 
SpeciaUst". Husband Peter has returned from 
Vietnam and is working on a Master's at 
CathoUc U. SANDRA FIELDS, who left MWC 
after two years to attend UVa nursing school, is 
\wrking on her MA in nursing at U. of Fla., 
where she was awarded a conplete fellowship. 
Previously, she taught practical nursing at 
King's Daughters Hospital in Staunton. 
and daughter Jennifer Lynn are living in Rich- 
mond where he is working for IBM. 

MARTHA GILES Earles is teaching 7th 
grade English in Culpeper where she and hus- 
band Tom are building a new home. Martha 
received her M. Ed. from UVa in August 1968. 

JANE GIDEON Squires writes from Jack- 
sonville, N.C. that husband Bob has begun his 
2nd 13-month hitch in Vietnam since their 
marriage. She and 14-month old Tommy are 
going it alone. They are planning a 2-week 
vacation in Hawaii on his way home. They lived 
in Camp Lejeune between Bob's tours. There 
she saw a lot of KATHLEEN OPHELIA 
BAKER Crowley and Steve, who got out of the 
Marine Corp the winter of 1967. She lived next 
door to "IZZIE" GILL Shillinglaw, who's 
husband is also in Vietnam now. 

"RANDY" McDonald Peterson writes she 
is working for Senator Wm. B. Spong of Va. in 
Wash. D.C. and finds her job very interesting. 
She and husband Bob recently vacationed in 
Mexico. They have just moved into a town- 
house and are decorating it little by little. 
are working in Richmond, dropped in for a visit 
with Randy. She also ran into "JACKIE" 
WARD Cockrell and husband Robin at Va. 
Beach last summer. 

MARTHA "BICKY" WOOD Otto and hus- 
band BUI are living in Manassas where they 
have bought a townhouse. Bill is now stationed 
back at Quantico. HELEN SIMPSON Lee was 
home (Portsmouth) visiting for the month of 



November while husband John was out at sea. 
In September, she flew to Hamburg, Germany 
for two weeks while his ship was in port there. 
They are living in Providence, R.l. 

The Alumnae Office has notified me that 
mail is being returned unclaimed for a number 
of girls. If any of you know the addresses or 
how to get in touch with any of the following 
girls, please let one of the class agents or the 
office know: MEADE ANDREWS, LEE ANN 

Following are the Class Agents and their 
addresses. You can determine which one you 
should send your news to by the 1st letter of 
your MARRIED name. Any of us, however, 
will be glad to write up the news. So no matter 
what your last name begins with just let one of 
us, or the alumnae office, know what the news 
is with you and we will get it in the next issue. 

(Mrs. W. C.) 

4009 Windymille Drive A-C 

Portsmouth, Va 23703 


(Mrs. John R.) 

1803 Solonan Rd. 

Barter Court, Apt. No. 7 D-J 

Charlottesville, Va. 22901 

Charles W.) 

8957 Leatherman Rd. K-M 

Wadsworth, Ohio 44281 

9405 Corcica Dr. 
Bethesda, Md. 20015 


Monticello Apt. Park 
Moore's Lane S-Z 

New Castle, Delaware 19720 

7703 Atlantic Avenue 
Virginia Beach, 23451 

Hi, classmates. Now that we have been out 
of school for almost two years, there have been 
major changes in the lives of many of us. Keep 
the news coning in so we can all stay in touch 
through the magazine. 

Last August I went to PATSY 
MONAHAN'S marriage to Mike Holden. Both 
were bridesrraids. Mary is teaching second 
grade in Virginia Beach and is thinking about 
going to San Francisco next year. Patsy and 

Mike are also Uving in Virginia Beach where 
Patsy is teaching and Mike is in the Navy. This 
summer he will become a civilian and the 
couple will move to Columbus, Ohio, where 
Mike is going into the real estate business. 

"JEANIE" ROSS writes that she received 
her M. Ed. degree in elementary education from 
U.Va. in August. She is now working at Harvard 
University and living in Cambridge, Mass. She is 
enjoying both her work and her social life. She 
sent news that ELEANOR "PIXIE" Granger 
Workman and Jim are back from Germany. 
They are living in Newport News where they 
are both teaching. 

YVONNE MILSPAW is doing graduate work 
at Indiana University. She is enjoying it and 
says that there is much social life and plenty to 
keep a person busy. ANN SANDERS Roof is 
Uving in Peabody, Mass., where Nat is working 
on his master's in Music Ed. at B.U. and Ann is 
teaching in Beverly, Mass. 

I received news of a couple of pending 
marriages. JANETTE OWNBY is engaged to 
Jim Wells. They have tentative wedding plans 
for Febniary. MARTHA PULLER and Michael 
Downs became engaged soon after his return 
from Vietnam. They have not set the date. For 
the time being, Martha is keeping herself busy 
by teaching pre-school in Dumfries, Va. 

MARY LOU MURPHEY took three-months 
leave this summer to travel. The first part of the 
summer she and her family made an extensive 
tour of the U.S. from coast to coast. After 
coming home only long enough to be in 
BETTY BARKER PRICE'S wedding, she and 
MARY "MAC" BLANCHARD went to Europe. 
Now the two of them are back in Richmond 
and back to work. 

The Vietnam war continues to affect many 
of our lives. 1 saw LYNNE MARTIN Edwards 
recently. She is living in Chesapeake and is 
teaching at Princess Anne while waiting for 
Mike to return from Vietnam. DIANA MULLIS 
Lafronboise is living with her mother in 
Lawrence, Kansas while her husband, Mike, is 
in Vietnam. On the much sadder side, LINDA 
"TODDY" TODD Puller's husband Lewis 
(MARTHA PULLER'S twin brother) was 
seriously wounded when he stepped on a land 
mine in October. He lost both his legs and parts 
of both hands. He is presently recovering in the 
Naval Hospital in Philadelphia. On the happier 
side for Toddy and Lewis, they became the 
proud parents of a son, Lewis III, on Nov. 22, 
1968. I might add that I saw little Lewis myself 
and he is definitely something to be proud of. 

Another recent family addition was a 
daughter born to DIANE PERNA Olive. She is 
living in Trenton, N.J. where her husband is 
stationed at Ft. DLx. 

Paik Naturalist Trainee GARY PAGE 
JONES has conpleted a year with the National 
Park Service and has been promoted to the 
permanent interpretive staff at Shenandoah 
Nat'l Park. 

FRANCES DEE COOK has been attending 
the Paris Peace talks as part of her State 
Department job with the American Embassy. 

Qtrs. 2909-G, MCB 
Quantico, 22135 



Rheutan (Mrs. R. D.) 

Copeley HiU, Bldg. 9 Apt. 2 G-J 



7027 SkylesWay.No. 203 

Springfield, 22151 



Room 509, Sherman Graduate Res. 


909 S. 5th Street C-F 

Champaign, 111., 61820 

3103 Linden Avenue 
Fredericksburg, 22401 



7027SkylesWayNo. 203 
Springfield, 22151 


Dear '68ers. 1 enjoyed the letters - please 
keep up the good work! HAZEL ROTHFELD 
was married on June 16th to Harvey Goldman, 
a law student at U.Va. While he was in his 
4-month basic training as a reservist in the 
Army, Hazel was a substitute math teacher in 
New York. Now they have returned to Charlot- 
tesville v^ere Harvey has resumed his studies 
and Hazel has begun work on her Master's in 
Guidance at U.Va.'s School of Education. 

PAULA PARKER was married on Oct. 5th. 
Her husband. Robert Horton, is stationed in 
Vancouver, Wash, with the Army, and they will 
probably be there for his last 2 years in the 
service. Paula was hoping to find a teaching 
position-hope you have done so and are enjoy- 
ing your new home and job! 

1 got a long letter from SANDRA PHELPS 
Hammond, filling me in on more than her 
share! - thank you so much for all the news. 
Sandy was married to BiO Hammond on June 
22nd. They honeymooned in Jamaica and are 
now living in Roanoke where Bill is a news 
editor for WOBJ-TV. Sandy is substituting in 
the Roanoke schools as well as working for her 
Master's in Education at U.Va. The Ham- 
mounds are living in the Normandy Knoll Apts. 
and would love to see any MWC grads. 

BARBARA RAY married Ronald Berning 
on June 8th. They are now living in Long 
Beach, CaUf. after spending their summer in 
San Diego. 

SALLY MONROE Fox has a new job as an 
administrative assistant in the Alumni Office at 
Princeton University. 

SUZANNE HARVEY married Michael 
McHugh in December and they are living in 
Monterey, Calif, where "Mac" is attending 
graduate school. 

Special thanks again to Hazel, Paula, and 
Sandy for most of the news. My 2nd graders are 
as great as ever. 1 wonder sometimes why I'm 
being paid to have such fun! Please keep me 


The middle of winter seems to find all of us 
very busy, especially since we are wives and 
working girls for the first time. I'm still 
engrossed in teaching ~ 150 sixth graders keep 
me hopping. It is rewarding, though, especially 




when I see those occasional glimmers of light in 
otherwise blank faces. There are three other 
MWC graduates teaching with me as well: PAT 
KELLY Prilliman, '67, whose husband just 
returned from Vietnam and is stationed at 
Quantico; ALYCE TALLEY Roberts, '67; and 
DONNA STEVENS, '62. Alyce taught in 
Hampton for a year and was married last May. 
She and her husband, Tom, now live in Fred- 

I received a letter from a Mrs. J. P. Hunt, 
III, and was delighted to find out that that is 
LYNDA BADRAN'S new name. She married 
Lt. John Hunt, an Annapolis graduate, class of 
'64, on October 5. Lynda worked in D.C. for 
the Defense Intelligence Agency before her 
marriage but now she's holding down the fort 
in Norfolk, working for an investment corpora- 
tion, while John is on a six-month Med cruise. 
He's Chief Engineer aboard the USS Conyng- 
ham, a guided-missile destroyer. 

I also got a short, but newsy, letter from 
SUSAN BLOSSER. She was teaching fourth 
grade in Virginia Beach until she decided that 
she and Julie Nixon needed something in 
common - a wedding anniversary! On Decem- 
ber 21 "Bloss" became Mrs. Richard Wight. Her 
husband graduated from UVa last year. JILL 
ANNE TOOKE were in the wedding. The 
Wights are now living in Monterey, Calif. 
Blosser hopes to teach there too. Like the rest 
of us, she enjoys the job. 

TERRY HUTTO also liked December 21. 
She was married that day as well, although I 
must apologize for not having any more details. 

Another "B", SUZY BLANKENSHIP, was 
married in December, on the 28th. Her husband 
came back from 'Nam in the fall. She is now 
Mrs. "Cap" Capone. Suzy saw SALLY MON- 
ROE Fox and her husband John at a get- 
together they had. RHODA FISHER was there 
as well. 

JANE BRADLEY wrote a very long letter 
and she's the one I have to thank for most of 
my news. She will be marrying Gus Edwards, 
(the same old Gus from freshman year, she 
adds) some time next summer. They will 
probably be leaving the Washington area al- 
though plans are still pretty indefinite. Jane 
turned down her acceptance to law school at 
George Washington U. to take an intern job at 
the NLRB in the Administrative Division. She's 
happy about her decision, and who wouldn't be 
with a private office like she already has. 

Jane and one of her roommates, "PAM" 
TOPPIN, get along so well that they've decided 
to keep the arrangement in the family. Pam will 
become Jane's sister-in-law on February 15. She 
is marrying Jane's brother, Wylie Bradley, and 
they will live in Arlington. 

Two other Mary Washington grads who will 
become sisters-in-law are JANE HARRISON 
and GRACE MARIE BAMFORTH Garriott '66. 
Jane is engaged to Michael Garriott who finish- 
ed this year at the U. of Richmond. I've heard 
that Grace Marie and her husband have had a 
baby. Can anyone confirm or deny the rumor? 

Jane is in the same predicament that I am - 
we know of a lot of weddings but have very few 
groom's names. I hope you all will supply the 
details. A lot more people were married last 
summer than I had thought; BARBARA RAY 

and MURRY HOLLAND, to mention only two. 
Jane saw an announcement for DANA 
SHARPE'S wedding last summer. She and her 
husband are living in Philadelphia. BETTY 
WOODARD, who went to U.Va. her senior year 
for the med-tech program, married her Joe last 
summer - again I have no last name. ANNE 
BOATRIGHT was married in Hampton. 
were married this winter. DONNA LAMBERTH 
is engaged to Don-at-the-Naval-Academy (again 
no last name). LYNN MIDDAUGH is also 
engaged and the wedding will be next Septem- 
ber. She's teaching elementary school in Fair- 

Jane reports that "BJ" BOWDEN is teaching 
elementary school in Culpeper, Va. and is 
engaged to Dr. Andrew Brown, an Air Force 
dentist who's in Japan. They plan to be married 
next summer and she'll join him in the Orient. 

At a football game in Charlottesville Jane 
caught a glimpse of BARBARA BAILEY. She's 
at UVa Law School and, if I know Barbara, 
she's doing very well. LORI HAIG is also there. 
Last September Jane spent a weekend in 
Charlottesville with PAT LIVESAY Rheutan 
and her husband, Dick. In that city on another 
weekend she ran inlo LAURIE WALTERS, 
who was also recently married. Laurie was at 
MWC for three years and is now in her fifth 
year at UVa. in speech therapy. LYNN 
BELCHER is also there in the same program of 
graduate work. 

Many of our class are in the D.C. area. 
LENEICE WU works at the Library of Congress 
and she might move into Jane's apartment in 
February when Pam is married. PEGGY MIL- 
LER, a former English major, is at the Washing- 
ton School for Secretaries, so she is still at the' 
study routine. SANDRA MOORE is working 
very near Jane in Alexandria. Betsy is teaching 
and Kris works at the Library of Congress. 
"LYN" MARKS Prosser and her husband, 
John, live in Woodbridge. Their daughter, Tracy 
Lyn, is about ten months old. John is stationed 
at Fort Belvoir. "LISSA" deSHAZO WilUs was 
living with her parents in Alexandria until 
Christmas. Just to keep busy, she had a 
part-time job at Woodard and Lothrop. Some 
of you may have seen her. She has now joined 
her husband, Joe, at Fort SiU, Oklahoma. I can 
certainly sympathize with her - Bill and I spent 
last summer at Fort SiU. It certainly isn't 

SANDRA DENNIS Fellowes was expecting 
her baby in December but 1 don't know 
whether it was a girl or a boy. Whichever it was, 
I know she and Peter are thrilled. 

You probably remember Jane's freshman 
roommate, PAT REA. She spent her fourth 
year at UVa in speech therapy but came back 
to MWC for graduation. She was married last 
August and is now living in Pensacola, Fla. Jane 
was her maid of honor in Roanoke and that 
weekend saw SANDRA PHELPS and her new 

PHY LIS BOTCHIN married Gary Priebe in 
September and she is teaching art and physical 
education at Colonial Beach, Va. BONNIE 
KELLEY and Jane attended her wedding and 

MARY WESTCOTT, and two other MWC 
veterans who transferred after sophomore year: 
LAURI LENOX, who was there with her 
husband Rick and baby, Jean-Paul; and 
"MINDY" COOPAT and her husband. Mindy 
got her bachelor's degree from the U. of 
Maryland and is still working on her master's 
there. Her husband, Ron, is doing graduate 
work at Catholic U. 

Another MWC veteran who left after sopho- 
more year is CHRISTINE GOADE Orth. Her 
husband, Frank, is doing graduate work at the 
U. of Tennessee. They see MARY DALNESS 
Kefauver quite often. Yes, that new last name 
of hers does sound familiar. She was married 
last summer to the late Senator Estes Ke- 
fauver's son. They are also living in Tennessee. 

MARTHA MADDOX is living and teaching 
in Richmond. 

Jane occasionally hears from CARTER 
STUBBS. She is teaching high school in Buena 
Vista and living in Lexington, saving her fare to 
England next summer. She and a friend from 
high school plan to go to Europe indefinitely - 
sounds fantastic, doesn't it? 

Back to those of us who are a little more 
earthbound, I see SUSAN WILLIAMS Cluff 
fairly often. She and her husband, Mike, have 
bought a home in Springfield. It's on Oldcastle 
Lane, which is pretty poetic for an ex-English 
major! Mike is stationed at the Pentagon and so 
far is surviving the rat race. 

I have talked to CHERYL GRISSOM Rags- 
dale on the phone several times. She's teaching 
sixth and seventh grade social studies in Bot- 
toms Bridge. That is, she teaches when she isn't 
helping her husband, Ben, work on pohtical 
campaigns. Both of them were quite busy the 
first week of November for some reason. At the 
moment Ben is immersed in the "Henry Howell 
for Governor" campaign. Any day now I expect 
we will all be busy with the "Ben Ragsdale for 
Governor" campaign. Cheryl says that their 
apartment is suffering from all of this political 
activity, however. They still have unpainted 
furniture and sheets on the windo\w for cur- 

Cheryl hears from SALLY GAFFNEY and 
passes the news on to me. Sally is spending the 
year at Ford Hospital in Detroit where she is a 
dietetic intern. Next September she will be- 
come Mrs. Robert Meredith. Bob will graduate 
from VPI in June. They both plan to apply as 
Methodist Foreign Missionaries. 

Cheryl lives down the road from CARO- 
LINE BATTE, who is now Mrs. John O'Con- 
nell. John is a bank examiner and Caroline is 
teaching second grade in Richmond. 

Grissom also told me that MAVERET 
STAPLES became Mrs. John Buenfil on Octo- 
ber 26. Someone please fill me in on the 
details! CINDY LONG is another one we've lost 
track of. She married Fred Wedel last April and 
spent the summer with him in Alaska, where 
he's stationed. She was offered a fellowship at 
John Hopkins in Baltimore for the fall, how- 
ever. Does anyone know if she took it or is she 
still doing time with the eskimoes? 

I certainly enjoyed hearing from those of 
you who did write but there are still so many of 
you that we don't know about! Please just drop 
me a Une on a postcard and it will get into the 
column somewhere. And remember, whenever 



you change your address, notify the alumnae 
office so that you will continue to receive the 
bulletin - it's the only real way we have of 
keeping in touch. I apologize in advance for the 
errors and lack of details but you all are the 
only ones who can really correct them. Let me 
hear from you. 


Greetings from Charlottesville to all of you. 
Fortunately, the city still seems to be a "nice 
place to visit" for many of the '68er's, so I am 
able to catch pieces of news from across the 
bleachers or the dance floor. News from G to J 
is a bit sparse-! would appreciate a note from 
those in that category. 

One of our first houseguests this year was 
JANE BRADLEY. She and Gus were down to 
see VMI lose to Virginia, but they were good 
sports about it all. After a seven-year trial run, 
the happy couple has decided to put things on 
paper and they hope to be married in the late 
summer! Jane is a Budget Analyst with the 
National Labor Relations Board and shares an 
apartment in Alexandria with four other 

ELIZABETH "B.J." BOWDEN is biding her 
time as a teacher until sunmer 1969 comes 
along when she and Andy Brown, captain the 
U.S. Air Force, plan to take their vow«. 

This past summer found FRAN SCAVUL- 
PAULA TAYLOR vwrking together on Cape 
Cod. Now, Frannie is livjng in D.C., Betty is 
teaching school at Virginia Beach, and Paula is 
earning a little extra pocket money doing 
saleswork at Miller & Rhoades here in Charlot- 
tesville while polishing up plans to go into 
training as a stewardess on a European flight. 

I hear from SUZANNE "SUZY" BIBB 
Johann frequently. She and her husband Bill 
were married last June, and, after setting up 
housekeeping briefly in Newport News, they 
took up stakes for points farther south-hke 
Melbourne, Fla.! Suzy and dog, Otis, spend a 
good deal of time beach-combing and loving the 
life of leisure. But there are drawbacks! Suzy 
writes: "Florida is a unique situation-filled 
with wastelands, swamps, and rich old women. 
Melbourne, where I live, is even more unique; it 
has eight grocery stores, five interior decorating 
stores, and a J.C. Penny's. You're in good shape 
if you're hungry or need draperies, but if you 
want a library, a baby gift. . . ." 

I was teaching the basics to my second grade 
class in the hills of Albemarle not too long ago 
ROSEMARY O'DONOHUE knocked on my 
door to give the children a hearing test. It seems 


'An Arts Weekend" 

June 6, 7, and 8 

that they were earning clinical hours towards 
master's degrees here at the University. Robbie 
is living with LYN BELCHER. LORELEI 
also here working toward their Law degrees. 
Best wishes! 

Dick and I will be here in Copeley Hill until 
June when he graduates, at which time Uncle 
Sam will determine our future. Until then-we 
love guests and our door is always open! 


Hi group! Just a note to tell you that I 
haven't changed a bit and unfortunately two 
letters from MWC grads were misplaced some- 
where in our apartment. I apologize to the two 
girls who were thoughtful enough to write to 
me and hope that they will do so again soon. 
I'm sure you will remember I never was too 
good at keeping papers straight. 

I do have some news however. SALLIE 
MYATT called and she is hving at home in 
Alexandria and loves her job teaching high 
school in Fairfax County. She is even chaperon- 
ing field trips and, believe me, that is dedication 
above and beyond the call of duty. PAT 
MacPHEE Gibert and her husband Paul were 
over to see us. Pat looks great and is enjoying 
her job as a management intern with the Post 
Office Department. 

SHEILA MUDDIMAN is flying for Pan 
American. She graduated from the Pan Ameri- 
can World Airways Stewardess College in Miami 
where she spent five weeks sharing classes with 
young women students from half a dozen 
countries. Sheila is based in Miami, Florida and 
flies to all of Latin America, the Bahamas, 
Caribbean, and across the Atlantic to Spain and 
Rome, Italy. Sounds great, Shelia. 

SALLY MONROE Fox is living in Cran- 
berry, N.J. Her husband John is with Chase 
Manhatten Bank in NYC and Sally is enjoying 
her new role as housewife. TANYA PAGIN 
McBee and her husband Tex will be joining 
Sally and John in the N. J. suburbs shortly. Tex 
is returning to civilian life after a three-year 
tour in the Marine Corps. Donna and I saw 
Tanya at a shower for MARY JO TATUM in 
Fredericksburg at the Holiday Inn. Mary Jo 
became Mrs. Ernie Larkin on December 28th. 

BETTY COATES called us the other day. 
She's living in Arhngton, Va. and working for 
the Army Map Service. At this moment she is 
still in training, but really does seem to be 
enjoying her job. 

Well, that about does it! If any of you are in 
the area, please give us a ring and let us know 
how you're doing. JEAN MANN Berkeley 
stopped by and reports that she really is 
enjoying teaching. She is at George Wythe H.S. 
in Richmond. Bye for now. 


Greetings from co-ed graduate school! The 
courses here are challenging, too. I'm becoming 
so immersed in Latin, Greek, and German that 
written English seems like a foreign language. 

Thanks to some very timely letters from 
you all, 1 have a lot of news for the C-F column 
this time. 

First, there have been quite a few name 
changes. JUDY BOYCE became Mrs. Richard 
Bray on July 20, in Portsmouth. Judy and 
Richard are livina in Yorktown now, where she 

is teaching Home Ec. at York Intermediate 
School while he attends law school at William 
and Mary. SUSAN BOTTIMORE and Milt 
Martin were married and now are hving in 
Charlottesville where Milt is in his second year 
of graduate school and Susan is teaching grade 
3. BARBARA HARDY married Lt. John Coon 
on August 3 and is now living with her new 
husband in Oceansidc, Cahf. BARBARA 
ZIESK became Mrs. Douglas Pickering on Aug. 
10. Oct. 5 was the wedding day of SUSAN 
CONOVER, who became Mrs. Charles G. Pres- 
ton. Sue reports that Charles got out of the 
Marine Corps on Sept. 26, and that he and she 
are now living in Green Valley, Ariz., about 20 
miles south of Tuscon, where Charles is work- 
ing in the Engineer Dept. for Duval Mining 
Corp. Finally, LINDA CLEMENT became Mrs. 
Gerald Barnes on Jan. 25. 

Quite a few members of the Class of '68 
have been keeping busy attending or teaching 
school. CAROLYN MONTI is working on an 
M.A.T. in French at UVa. While she is teaching 
Algebra II and Business Math at William Allen 
High School in AUentown, Pa., EILEEN 
CURLEY is spending some time in night school 
at Muhlenberg College to get the 24 hours 
above a bachelor's degree she needs for per- 
manent certification in Pa. NANCY JACKSON, 
who spent the summer touring Europe with 
"BEA" SMOLKA, now is working for Aetna 
Life Insurance Co. in Hartford, Conn., and 
planning to work for her teaching certification 
by attending night school. In Hampton, JEAN 
ELEY Frank is teaching Home Ec. at Kecough- 
tan High School. SUSAN BURHO is keeping 
busy teaching speech and drama at Stonewall 
Jackson Junior High in Roanoke, while Latin 
major JUDY HENLEY Beck is teaching Enghsh 
to 8th graders who would rather not sit stiU and 

JAMIE STUART, although in graduate 
school at the University of South Carolina, had 
been doing some travehng. In November, she 
drove down to New Orleans to hear C. Vann 
Woodward, William Styron, Robert Penn War- 
ren, and Ralph Ellison speak on the uses of 
fiction in history. 

Well, VALE for this issue. All of you please 
keep the news coming-my mailbox does get 


Hi, Everyone! I have not heard too much 
news from you S through Z people, so please 
let me hear from you for the next issue of the 

HELEN SULLIVAN Lovelace is teaching 
sixth grade Enghsh in Savannah, Ga. until her 
husband, Bobby, goes into the Air Force the 
first of next year. Bobby seems to really like his 
job with Crawford and Company, and Helen 
really hkes the city. 

BEVERLY MARTIN Donovan's husband 
leaves for Vietnam in January. She is still at 
Petersburg High School teaching English and 
plans to remain there while Butch is overseas. 

CHRISTINA SHEANE Hart and her new 
husband are Uving in Camp Lejeune, N.C. and 
will be stationed there until September, 1969 as 
part of the USMC. She is teaching English at a 
local High School. 




continued from page 5 


The most notable change this past 
year in tlie daily hfe of the members of 
the Mary Washington community has 
been the institution of the five-day week. 
What must have been a fond dream for 
many • generations of Mary Washington 
students has nov^, at last, become a 
reahty. At first glance one would think 
that the main reasons for switching away 
from the traditional five and a half day 
pattern were purely social. However, a 
committee composed of Mildred A. 
Droste, Assistant Dean of Students, 
James H. Croushore, Associate Dean, and 
Edgar E. Woodward, Comptroller, from 
the administration; George M. Van Sant, 
William C. Pinsclmiidt, Jr., and Samuel O. 
Bird from the faculty; and Virginia Wliea- 
ton, Jill Robinson, Marilyn Preble and 
Ann Kucinski from the student body, 
studied the problem througli the spring 
and summer of 1967 and through the 
1967-68 session, and found the switch to 
be justified by "hard practical necessities." 

The work of this AD HOC committee 
fell under two broad general heading: (1) 
a study to determine whether a change to 
five days was really desirable and, if it 
seemed to be desirable, the justifications 
and benefits to be derived from such a 
change, and (2) a study leading to recom- 
mendations for rescheduling the classes of 
the College. 

In examining the desirability of a five 
day week, the committee found numer- 
ous anomolies in present practices at the 
college. Almost half the faculty was 
already avoiding Saturday classes and 
sometimes doing considerable fiddling 
with the schedule in order to do this. The 
students had been doing the same thing. 
Any alumna knows that some students 
developed considerable expertise in de- 
signing schedules with no Saturday 
classes. They may have succeeded in this 
but their education surely suffered. 

The committee also compiled a study 
of the experience of other colleges and 
found that more than half of the fifty 
colleges queried were already on a five 
day week or were in the process of 
transitioning to such a schedule. Many of 
the schools queried indicated that their 
Saturday classes were more mythical than 
real. Utilization of the college's facilities 
was also scrutinized and it was found that 
the schedule that existed made only 

limited use of the day, and classroom.s 
were empty quite a bit of the time. 
Finally, the committee unearthed a num- 
ber of ways the college could better serve 
both its students and the community by 
having Saturday mornings free. 

Having come up with an affirmative 
recommendation for making the change 
— a recommendation which got a large 
boost, incidentally, when the University 
at Charlottesville made the same change 
in the middle of the 1967-68 session — 
the Committee then turned its attention 
to the task of devising a schedule for the 
college. After studying five different 
plans the committee came up with a 
recommendation which provided for 
classes to run from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 
p.m. Morning classes are fifty minutes in 
length and meet three times a week in 
accordance with a so-called "track sys- 
tem." Afternoon classes meet twice a 
week on either Monday and Thursday or 
Tuesday and Friday and last for one hour 
and fifteen minutes. Wednesday after- 
noons from 2:05 p.m. on are free for 
all-college activities such as band and 
choms and faculty meetings. This recom- 
mendation was presented to the faculty 
and after a spirited debate received over- 
whelming approval. 

This year everyone seems to be adjust- 
ing easily to the new schedule. There had 
been no significant increase in nervous 
breakdowns despite the dire predictions 
of one member of the faculty. 


The College has offered for many 
years a variety of inter-departmental 
majors, which are a natural extension of 
the concept of general education and the 
liberal arts ideal. These majors cut across 
the usual academic disciplines and seem 
to give a unity of purpose to material 
drawn from a number of them. They have 
attracted many students including 
some of you who read this — who were 
looking for a way to avoid specialization 
or who wanted knowledge derived from 
broader goals than the mastery of a body 
of homogeneous content. 

The goals of the interdepartmental 
majors have been varied. The Pre-Medical 
Sciences and Pre-Foreign Service majors 
attempt to provide the intellectual base 
for later professional work or more 
specialized study. The major in Classical 
Civilization examines the development 
and the achievement of one of the great 

eras of the past, drawing upon many 
centuries and several cultures. The Ameri- 
can Studies major also attempts to under- 
stand a culture and civilization, but this 
one a culture of recent growth. Since we 
are part of it, we need imaginative help if 
we are to interpret it, or even see it as 
clearly as we can see ancient Greece and 

A recent revision of the American 
Studies major by its two advisers, Mr. 
Bernstein and Mr. Thomas, includes what 
many of us regard as a highly promising 
innovation. The core of the program is 
now a series of seminars, to be taken one 
in each semester of the junior and senior 
years. These attempt to reinforce tlirough 
reading and class discussion an extension 
and synthesis of material usually found 
in departmental courses. At present the 
seminars are on the following topics: 1- 
Religion,II-Darwin and Freud, Ill-The Im- 
pact of the Fine Arts on American Civiliza- 
tion, IV-Mass Media and American Cul- 
ture; but the topics are not regarded as 

We expect to move next into Asian 
Studies, for which we already have a 
considerable number of courses and 
several faculty experts. After a year's 
work, a special committee chaired by Dr. 
Leidecker has produced a careful pro- 
posal for such a major which is at this 
writing before the Curriculum Commit- 
tee. Last fall two other special coiimiit- 
tees were formed to investigate the pos- 
sibilities of a Latin American Studies 
program and a Slavic or Russian Studies 
program. These cominittees, which in- 
clude student members and are under the 
chairmanship of Miss Stephenson and Mr. 
Bozicevic, respectively, are hard at work 
and will present reports by next fall. 
Since we already offer language courses in 
Spanish, Portuguese, and Russian, the 
implementation of these projected pro- 
grams should not offer serious difficulty. 

Assuming faculty approval and grow- 
ing student interest in the three programs 
just mentioned, it is possible that we may 
add other, similar ones and further ex- 
pand our cultural and intellectual hori- 
zons. We may even find ourselves, as 
Dean Croushore has suggested, with two 
general groups of majors — one type re- 
quiring study in depth of a particular 
discipline, the other requiring less special- 
ization but offering the opportunity for a 
broad cross-sectional study of one of the 
world's significant areas or problems. 









17 Concert Series: "Jose Molina's Bailes Espanoies" 

2-28 Exhibition of Pottery by Teruo Hara, Visiting Artist 
at Mary Washington College. 





Meeting of State Deans and Residence Directors 

Virginia Fencing Tournament for Women 

Concert Series: Philippe Entremont, Pianist 

Spring Formal 

Play: "Tartuffe" Presented by Department of Dra- 
matic Arts and Speech 

Spring Holidays Begin 


8 Classes Resume 

16-17 Concert: Mary Washington College Dance Company 

19 Concert Series: U.S. Naval Academy Glee Club 

22 Devil-Goat Day 

26 Junior Ring Dance 

30 Terrapin Club Spring Show 





Terrapin Club Spring Show 

Virginia Academy of Science Meeting 

Play: "Electra" Presented by Department of Dramatic 
Arts and Speech 

Senior Day (Thomas Jefferson Cup presented) 

MWC Spring Choral Concert 

Final Examinations Begin 

6-8 Alumnae Homecoming 

1111, ^ L,oMNAE 


• • • • 


Baccalaureate and Graduation 

7 Appointed Members 
(serve 1-year terms and may succeed themselves) 


Grellet C. Simpson 

Box 1037 College Station, Fredericksbure, 22401 

Arabelle Laws Arlington '41 (Mrs. W. N.) 

156 Alexandria Street, Warrenton, Va. 22186 

Margaret Yorke Brizendine 

Box 2021 College Station, Fredericksburg, 22401 

Adele Crowgey Giles '37 (Mrs. L. J. Jr.) 

701 Palmyra Dr., N. W., Roanoke, Va. 24012 

Mary L. Hickle '66 

RED 5, Box 133, Fredericksburg, 22401 

Mary Ellen Stephenson, Chairman and Professor, Dept. of 
Modern Foreign Language 

Box 1238 College Station, Fredericksburg, 22401 

Ann L. Perinchief 

Box 1315 College Station, Fredericksburg, 22401 

Mr. Michael Houston, Assistant to the Chancellor 

Box 3575 College Station, Fredericksburg, 22401 

15 Elected Members 
(3 year terms— Members cannot succeed themselves) 

BRADLEY, Judith Finger '64 (Mrs. C. M.) 

Quarters 386 A, MCS, Quantico, Va. 22134 
BROWN, Irene Lundy '39 (Mrs. Vernon ) 

24 Williamson Park Drive, Newport News, Va. 23602 
CLARK, Eloise Elizabeth '51 

Box 43, Pupin Lab., Columbia Univ., N.Y., N.Y. 10027 
FISHER, Mary Janes '46 (Mrs.) 

1519 Northern Parkway, Baltimore, Md. 21212 
GATLIN, Judith Townsend '58 (Mrs. H. Leon, III) 

7200 Hickory Grove Road, Charlotte, N.C. 28205 
GORDON, Isabel '42 

1 208 Thornton Street, Fredericksburg, 22401 
HALL, Bonnie Davis '60 (Mrs. Ross D.) 

396 Quinby Road, Rochester, N.Y. 14623 
HENDERSON, Donna Henninger '61 (Mrs. J. W.) 

Rt. 2, Troutville, Va. 24175 
LEVINSON, Kathv Friedman '63 (Mrs. Stuart A.) 

803 Hepler Road, Richmond, Va. 23229 
McCALLUM, Ohvie Wheeler '36 (Mrs. Charles F.) 

9917 River Road, Newport News, Va. 23601 
NASH, Ethel Hester '14 

724 William Street, Fredericksburg 22401 
PEARRE, Joanne Insley '57 (Mrs. A. Austin, Jr. ) 

OldBraddock, Rt. 5, Frederick, Md. 21701 
SANDERS, Dorothy Booth '55 (Mrs. A. D.) 

451 Bob-0-Link Drive, Lexington, Ky. 40503 
WEINBRECHT, Ruby Mae York '48 (Mrs. Standau E.) 

8107 Touchstone Terrace, McLean, Va. 22101 











Zone 1 



Zone 2 

Zone 3 










Zone 4 

Members elected under class apportionment adopted at the 
May 1965 Board meeting: 

1913-31 1932-41 1942-49 

Nash '14 McCalium '36 Fisher '46 

Gordon '42 

Clark '51 
Pearre '57 


Hall '60 
Henderson '61 

Bradley '64 
Levinson '63 



Kathy Friedman Levinson '63 (Mrs. Stuart A.) 

803 Hepler Road, Riclimond, Va. 23229 

Isabel Gordon '42 

1208 Thornton Street, Fredericksburg, 22401 

Joanne Insley Pearre '57 (Mrs. A. A. Jr.) 

Old Braddock, Rt. 5, Frederick, Md. 21710 

Bonnie Davis Hall '60 (Mrs. Ross D.) 

396 Quinby Road, Rochester, N.Y. 14623 

E> 'leers listed above plus: 


Irene Lundy Brown '39 (Mrs. Vernon) 

24 Williamson Park Drive, Newport News, Va. 23602 

Ann L. Perinchief '67 

Box 1315 College Station, Fredericksburg, 22401 

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OF VISITORS (temporary) 

Isabel Gordon '42 

Joanne Insley Pearre '57 

Bonnie Davis Hall '60 

Irene Lundy Brown '39 


Lois Saunier Hornsby '48 
Shirley Conrad Heim '58 




Rose Bennett Gilbert '60 
Judith Finger Bradley '64 

Adele Crowgey Giles '37 
Jane Howard Patrick '48 

In June 1969 four of the 15 elected members of the Board of 
Directors of the Alumnae Association of Mary Washington CoUege will 
retire from the Board, their terms having expired. They cannot succeed 
themselves. The retiring members and the groups they represent are: 

IRENE LUNDY Brown '39 Zone 1 

BONNIE DAVIS HaU '60 Classes 1958-62 

MARY JANES Fisher '46 Classes 1942-49 

Open Zone 3 

(resignation of MARGUERITE S. WALSH '51) 

As each class graduates, the Alumnae Association happily welcomes 
several hundred new members. So that proportionate representation by 
class and geographical location will be maintained as consistently as 
possible, the Nomination-Election Committee studies the representa- 
tion at regular intervals and makes recommendations to the Board of 
Directors. At their May 1965 meeting the Board of Directors adopted 
the following class representation; 

Classes 1913-1931 1 Classes 1950-1957 2 

1932-1941 1 1958-1962 2 

1942-1949 2 1963-1967 2 

The total number of Directors on the Board remains the same. No 
change was made in area representation. 

Zone 1 (Virginia) 2 

Zone 2 (DC, Md, Del, NC, SC, Tenn, Ala, Ga, Fla) 1 

Zone 3 (Me, Vt, NH, Mass, RI, Conn, NY, NJ, Pa, WVa) 1 

Zone 4 (All others, including foreign) 1 

Also on the ballot are the names of two candidates to replace the 
retiring member of the Nomination-Election Committee, Doris Steele 
Lequin '52. The Nomination-Election Committee prepares slates of 
nominees to the Board of Directors and supervises the details according 
to provisions of the bylaws. The three members elect the committee 
chairman each year. The other members of the Committee are JUNE 
ASHTON Steppe '47, whose term will expire after Homcoming 1970, 
and SHIRLEY CONRAD Heim '58, whose term will expire after 
Homecoming 1971. 

Voting in this election shall be by mail only. ALL BALLOTS MUST 

MARY JANE PRILLAMAN Cooke '58, Richmond, Virginia 

"I agree to have my name placed on the ballot and, if elected, 

will consider it a privilege to serve the Alumnae Association as a 

member of the Nomination and Election Committee." 

As a student at Mary Washington, Mary Jane was a member of Chi 

Beta Phi, Cap and Gown, and the Battlefield staff; she served as a 

freshman counsellor and was an officer of the Y.W.C.A.. Since leaving 

the College, Mary Jane has contributed her efforts to a number of 

community groups, including the James River Junior Woman's Club, 

the Stratford Hills Methodist Church, the UGF, the Heart Fund and as 

a volunteer at one of the Richmond hospitals. She is a member of the 

Richmond Chapter of the Alumnae Association where she has served as 

the social chairman for two years. 

Mrs. Cooke worked for several years as a medical technologist but 
presently devotes much of her time to her two children. She is married 
to E. Eugene Cooke, production manager for the Virginia Folding Box 

MARY ELLEN SEABORN GiUiam '41, Roanoke, Virginia 

"I shall consider it an honor and a privilege to serve Mary 

Washington College, if elected to the Alumnae Board." 

During her school years Mary Ellen was the president of Willard Hall 
and served as an officer in the Y.W.C.A.. 

Mrs. Gilliam is the mother of two children - Mrs. Anne Spencer 
Craig, a secretary at Thomas Nelson Community College; and Bayard 
M. Spencer III, a secondary school student. Her husband, Frank, is a 

Mary Ellen has worked at various chnical laboratories and is 
presently employed as a medical technologist at a hospital in Roanoke. 
She has been active in Scouts, in church work, in A.A.U.W. and in 
garden club projects. She assisted in the reorganization of the Roanoke 
Chapter of the Alumnae Association and has served as its secretary. 

ZONE 1 (Vote for 1) 

SUSAN GWYNN CHURCH '67, Arlington, Virginia 

"I am very honored to be consideied for nomination and would 

be most happy to have my name placed on the ballot. If elected, I 

will be willing to serve Mary Washington in any way possible." 

Since July, 1967, Susie has worked as an employment interviewer 

for the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company. She is a member 

of the Virginia Personnel and Guidance Counselors' Association and has 

participated in the "Stay in School and Graduate" Program sponsored 

by the Kiwanis Club of Washington, D.C.. 

During her college years, Susie was a member of the Honor Council, 
and served as the president of her senior class. She has contributed to 
the Alumnae Association through work in the Quest XX Program. 

BETTE WORSHAM Hawkins '48, Richmond, Virginia 

"My name may be placed on the ballot and I will be willing to 

serve if elected." 

Bette is married to Adolphus W. Hawkins, Jr., an account executive 
for Merrell, Lynch, Pierce, Fenner, and Smith; they have three children. 

As a student at Mary Washington, Bette served as a division editor 
for the BATTLEFIELD and as treasurer of the sophomore class. Since 
graduation she has worked as a research analyst for the Defense 
Department, as a teacher, and is the current librarian at a school in 
Richmond. Her civic activities include membership in the Richmond 
Symphony Board, the Richmond Ballet Board, and the local parent- 
teachers' association. 

Mrs. Hawkins has contributed to the Alumnae Association, and says 
she enjoyed "a splendid 20th reunion this past June." 

ZONE 3 (Vote for 1) 

LEONORE GILBERT Bowne '66, Rahway, New Jersey 
"I am willing to serve if elected." 

Leonore and her husband, Martin, lived in Germany whUe he was 
serving in the armed forces. She taught at the U.S. Army Dependents' 
School and studied German at the local University of Maryland 
extension. Since that time the Bownes have returned to New Jersey, 
where he now works as an accountant. They have one son, Jeffrey. 

Leonore lists knitting, painting, reading, and writing letters as 
hobbies. She says that she has carried on an active correspondence with 
twelve of her former classmates. 

ELLEN DUSCHOCK '64, Perth Amboy, New Jersey 
"I would be happy to serve, if elected." 

At Mary Washington Ellen was a freshman counsellor and the 
president of Marshall Hall. After graduation she continued her studies 
at the University of Virginia, where she received her master's degree in 

Ellen currently teaches language arts and social studies at the junior 
high school level. She lists crewel embroidery, tennis and traveling as 
her hobbies. 

CLASSES 1942-1949 (Vote for 1) 

FRANCES BELMAN Haddock '48, Charlottesville, Virginia 

"I am willing and honored for my name to be placed on the 

ballot. Should I be elected to membership on the Board 1 shall be- 

happy to serve and to promote the interests of Mary Washington 

College to the limit of my ability." 

Frances is married to Dr. W. Kenneth Haddock, who serves as a 
special assistant to the Regional Civil Rights Director for the Depart- 
ment of Health, Education and Welfare. She is an elementary school 
teacher, has done graduate work at the University of Virginia and at 
Virginia Commonwealth University. 

Frances' list of civic activities includes work for the Virginia Mental 
Health Association and for her church. She has attended meetings of 
the Richmond Chapter and is the donor of a life insurance policy to the 
Alumnae Association. 

SARAH ARMSTRONG Worman '48, Dayton, Ohio 

"It is with great humbleness that I allow my name to be put in 
nomination on the ballot and if elected shall serve to the best of my 

After graduation from Mary Washington CoUege, Sarah earned an 
M.A. in retailing at New York University and then undertook study in 
computer science at the University of Dayton. She worked for a 
department store in New York City for eight years, taught business 
education for six years and presently serves as a buyer for a store in 

Sarah is married to Horace Dye Worman, Jr., an attorney. The 
Wormans have three children, ages fifteen, ten and six. 

Mrs. Worman's community activities include church work, youth 
group sponsorship and membership in the Dayton Art Institute. 

CLASSES 1957-1962 (Vote for 1) 

MYRTLE LEE DEAN France '62, Colonial Beach, Virginia 

"I am indeed honored to be considered by the Nomination 
Election Committee and will be pleased to have my name placed on 
the ballot for a Board member position. Always there is a warm spot 
in my heart for MWC and I would welcome the opportunity to 
become involved in some of her activities again. I am quite willing to 
serve itf elected." 

Myrtle and her husband, William, an ordnanceman, have a three- 
year-old daughter. 

Mrs. France has been employed as a mathematician at the Naval 
Weapons Laboratory in Dahlegren since leaving MWC. In addition, she 
has studied at the graduate level in mathematics and management. 
Church work is included in her Ust of outside activities. 

At MWC Myrtle was a member of Alpha Phi Sigma and Chi Beta Phi. 
She was the recipient of the Darden Award in 1962. 

MARY LOUISE TURNER Walsh '60, Dahlgren, Virginia 
"I am willing to serve if elected." 
The former Mary Louise Turner is a substitute teacher. Her civic 
activities include participation in the local parent-teachers' association, 
the Brownies and the Regional Library Committee for King George 
County. She is the current president of the King George Chapter of the 
Alumnae Association. Mrs. Walsh numbers bridge, reading, sewing and 
horseback riding among her hobbies. 




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ZONE 3 (Vote for 1) 

□ LENORE GILBERT Bowne '66 (Mrs.) 

□ ELLEN DUSCHOCK '64 (Miss) 

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□ FRANCES BE LMAN Haddock '48 (Mrs.) 

□ SARAH ARMSTRONG Worman '48 (Mrs.) 


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Q MARY LOUISE TURNER Walsh '60 (Mrs.) 


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